Presented by Lapham's Quarterly and the Institute for the Future of the Book

Table of Comments

Total Comments in Report: 92

Comments on

B. Consequences of Continued Decline in Iraq

Go to Text

The fears of a widening Sunni-Shia conflict voice here are well-justified. They also stand in direct contrast to longstanding, conventional wisdom on the right-wing that either the Palestinians, or the Arabs, or the “Islamic world” will have to have their civil war before it will be possible to negotiate with any of them; see The New York Times columns of William Safire and David Brooks, among others.

Who wants to wager, should such a civil war indeed engulf the region, on which administration figure will emerge first to claim that this was the real strategy behind the invasion of Iraq all along? My money is on Cheney.