Tuesday, November 28, 2006

"Anatomy of a Civil War"

Nir Rosen:
There is no solution. We’ve destroyed Iraq and we’ve
destroyed the region, and Americans need to know this. This isn’t
Rwanda where we can just sit back and watch the Hutus and Tutsis kill
each other, and be like wow this is terrible should we do something? We
destroyed Iraq. There was no civil war in Iraq until we got there. And
there was no civil war in Iraq, until we took certain steps to pit
Sunnis against Shias. And now it is just too late. But, we need to know
we are responsible for what’s happening in Iraq today. I don't think
Americans are aware of this. We've managed to make Saddam Hussein look
good even to Shias at this point. And what we’ve managed to do is not
only destabilize Iraq, but destabilize Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iran. This
is going to spread for decades, the region won’t recover from this, I
think for decades. And Americans are responsible.
Thanks to Annie Robbins for passing this along. Atrios goes down the memory hole to pull out Bush's "Deck of Cards."

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