Partition of Iraq Would be Wrong: Dawisha
Adeed Dawisha an Iraqi political scientist, explains why talk of partitioning Iraq is wrong.
” . . . nothing that has happened on the ground imposes[partition]. There has been no bloodshed among and between Shiites, Kurds and Sunnis. Indeed, in a brief moment in April, Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr extolled the “heroic insurgents of Fallujah,” and the Sunni Fallujans jubilantly hoisted Sadr’s portrait for the benefit of the Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiyya satellite stations. A newly formed Iraqi Army battalion, which had large contingents of Kurds and Shiites, refused to fight alongside the US early on in the battle of Fallujah; and thousands of Shiites, Kurds and Sunnis descended upon the city offering blood, food and medical supplies.