Biden Plan on Iraq
As some readers suggested, the Biden/Gelb op-ed in the Washington Post on Iraq was much compressed. More details are available in a recent Biden speech, which actually addresses some of the concerns I expressed about the op-ed.
As I say, you have to admire Biden for recognizing the mess and for thinking seriously about what structural programs could be implemented to provide a way out of this mess.
Ambassador Peter Galbraith, who was in Croatia during the Bosnia crisis, has spoken of what a mistake it was to go on trying to keep Yugoslavia together on the old basis when ethnic loyalties and passions had clearly taken over. That is why some new arrangement for the relationship of Baghdad to the rest of the country has to be imagined. If we just drift on like this, disaster looms.