What to do with the twins?

June 19, 2014 12:03 AM

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Iraq and Syria are twins: multiethnic and multisectarian societies that have been governed, like other Arab states, from the top-down, writes syndicated columnist Thomas L. Friedman/

There is much talk right now about America teaming up with Iran to push back the coalition of Sunni militias that has taken over Mosul and other Sunni towns in western Iraq and Syria. For now, I’d say stay out of this fight — not because it’s the best option but because it’s the least bad.

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