Crocker analyzes Iraq – By Tom Ricks

Ryan Crocker, the astute former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, and I hope future U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, offers this analysis of Iraq’s fundamental problems in the National Interest:   

The Shia are afraid of the past-that a Sunni dictatorship will reassert itself. The Sunnis are afraid of the future — an Iraq in which they are no longer ascendant. And the Kurds, with their history of suffering, are afraid of both the past and the future.”

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