The perils of partitioning Iraq

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Author(s) Los Angeles Times editorial board
Source Los Angeles Times
Date February 5, 2007
Quotes-start.png "It is tempting to try to separate Shiite and Sunni combatants before they further shred and bleed their country, Yugoslavia style. But partition is a dangerous idea, the merits of which do not improve even as other options look worse. First and most important, the Iraqis do not want it. Second, the biggest prize in the ethnic wars — Baghdad — may be ghettoized, but it cannot be easily divided." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Iraq should be split up on the topic Post-invasion Iraq.