Taking Texas And The Nation Back

Iraq Is On The Verge Of Collapse

Posted by nytexan on May 17, 2007

While Bush continues to live in Disney and have delusions of grandeur, the reality of Iraq is its not working. Here’s a report that Bush won’t acknowledge.

BAGHDAD, May 17 (Reuters) – Iraq’s government has lost control of vast areas to powerful local factions and the country is on the verge of collapse and fragmentation, a leading British think-tank said on Thursday.

Chatham House also said there was not one civil war in Iraq, but “several civil wars” between rival communities, and accused Iraq’s main neighbours — Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — of having reasons “for seeing the instability there continue”. “It can be argued that Iraq is on the verge of being a failed state which faces the distinct possibility of collapse and fragmentation,” it said in a report. “The Iraqi government is not able to exert authority evenly or effectively over the country. Across huge swathes of territory, it is largely irrelevant in terms of ordering social, economic and political life.” The report also said that a U.S.-backed security crackdown in Baghdad launched in February has failed to reduce overall violence across the country, as insurgent groups have just shifted their activities outside the capital.

While Bush and the GOP want to continue the wait and see game, others have come to the realization that the surge is a failure and so is Iraq. It’s unfortunate that we will continue to send troops to Iraq to participate in an unjust war because of one stubborn and incompetent man.



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