Thursday, October 12, 2006

Federal Iraq

CNN is reporting that Iraq's parliament has approved a law establishing federal regions along ethnic lines in Iraq. I've never really agreed with those who advocated this as a solution to Iraq's problems as I imagine it will only exacerbate the violence and lead to even more ethnic cleansing (god that's an awful term which really needs to be retired). Once you establish borders, there's something tangible to fight for - territory and the resources within - and it's far easier to damage "them" without hurting your own.

Very bad.