For Progress in Iraq, Partition the Country's Rivals

Melissa Block continues our series of conversations about how the U.S. should move forward in Iraq. She talks with Peter Galbraith, author of The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End.

Galbraith is a former U.S. ambassador to Croatia who has advised the Iraqi Kurds on constitutional issues. He advocates what is known as "partition," allowing the Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis in Iraq to have their own regions.

Citing the autonomous Kurdistan in the northern region, Galbraith says it's already written into the Iraqi constitution, and there's no political stomach for taking the steps that would be necessary to create a strong central government in Iraq.



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