Friday, October 20, 2006

Drawing Lines in the Sand

Like Yglesias, I really don't get the partition solution. It seems like a really awful idea, though as with everything else on Iraq I'm happy to be wrong. He writes:

As long as that's the case, I just don't see how the President of the United States and the head of CENTCOM are supposed to unilaterally announce that "we" are partitioning Iraq. Only Iraqis can partition Iraq.

Taking the optimistic view, it looks like Muqtada al-Sadr is beginning to do just that, so maybe this partition thing can work after all.*

*lame humor