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    My essential assumption is that, if we leave, the country will descent in to a civil war (long or short, I don't know), and the non-Kurd parts of the country will become new Afghanistans.  Iraq wasn't a terrorist haven before, but it sure as hell is now, and we're going to need to have a sympathetic government in place so they can't just set up shop there.

    By far the most important issue in politics is campaign finance reform.

    by jbrians on Sun Apr 18, 2004 at 11:32:17 PM PDT

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        the civil war assumption.  But what evidence do we have that it was ever true that Sunni and Shia would go to war?  And events on the ground in Fallujah make that less likely than ever.  Arab-Kurd war, yes.  The forced depossessions and Arabization of large parts of Kurdistan, and the rapid roll back of that in recent months by the Kurds make that a flashpoint.  But that is something we can prevent by stationing US troops there on an invitation basis by the Kurds.

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