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  •  Huh? (none)
    What's the snort for?  What in my comment did you disagree with?  And where did I profer any solution, much less an easy one?

    Was that intended as a response to somebody else?

    •  No.. (none)
        Not aimed at you. Just at the situation. Giving Mosul to the Sunnis wouldn't work, because the Kurds are busy -- as the only ethnic group in Iraq we trust enough not to shoot if they're armed -- kicking the Sunni and the Shia out.

        Fact of the matter is, our incompetence has pretty much precluded any options whatsover.

        The Kurds won't allow -- and we can't force them, unless we want to face a Kurdish insurgency -- us to give the Sunni parts of their traditional territory. They fought Saddam tooth and nail over it, and he had a MUCH bigger army than we do.

        The Sunni won't accept being turned into virtual beggars, and it's obvious we don't have the forces to deal with them either.

        Turkey, of course, will not support ANY solution that results in an independent -- or even pseudo-independent -- Kurdish state, and we'd need them to supply any troops in that area of Iraq anyways.

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