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The Partitioning of Iraq

September 7, 2007

By Charles Krauthammer
The Washington Post
Friday, September 7, 2007; Page A21

Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres.

— Caesar

It took political Washington a good six months to catch up to the fact that something significant was happening in Iraq’s Anbar province, where the former-insurgent Sunni tribes switched sides and joined the fight against al-Qaeda. Not surprisingly, Washington has not yet caught up to the next reality: Iraq is being partitioned — and, like everything else in Iraq today, it is happening from the ground up.

1. The Sunni provinces. The essence of our deal with the Anbar tribes and those in Diyala, Salahuddin and elsewhere is this: You end the insurgency and drive out al-Qaeda, and we assist you in arming and policing yourselves. We’d like you to have an official relationship with the Maliki government, but we’re not waiting on Baghdad.

2. The Shiite south. This week the British ….

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/
06/AR2007090602270.html

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