With Iraq Mired in Turmoil, Some Call for Partitioning the Country

April 28, 2016 4:54 PM

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With Iraq Mired in Turmoil, Some Call for Partitioning the Country

Mr. Khedery is now a sharp critic of American policy in Iraq, saying it has consistently ignored the realities of the country’s underlying political problems. Iraq, he said, “is a violent, dysfunctional marriage, and we keep pouring American lives and dollars into it, hoping for a miracle. We should instead seek to broker an amicable separation or divorce that results in self-determination for Iraq’s fractious communities.”

Writing last year in Foreign Affairs, Mr. Khedery said Washington should “abandon its fixation with artificial borders” — a reference to the map of the Middle East drawn by the British and French after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I — and allow Iraq to break up.

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