The President’s words were heard on the radio this afternoon. Discussing the possibility that Iraq had fallen into “Civil War,” the President said (not his exact words, but as close as I recall), “I’ve talked to a lot of people… and the people I’ve talked to all want a united Iraqi government.”
And you know what? I have no doubt that’s true. I’ll bet if you talk to an Iraqi Shiite, he or she will tell you they want a united government – controlled by Shiites; if you talk to an Iraqi Sunni, he or she will tell you they want a united government – controlled by Sunnis; and, if you talk to an Iraqi Kurd, they’d just as soon let the Sunnis and Shiites beat themselves to death and leave them to their own “united” government.
It seems the devil is in the details.