Friday, January 20, 2006

Election Results Might Be Positive.

But it is a very big might.

The Shiite party, The United Iraqi Alliance, failed to get enough seats to establish the government on their own, and will have to form a coalition to rule.

This could be very good news, since it will force them to deal with other political groups and should temper their efforts to screw the Sunnis. The trouble is, the two Kurdish parties won 58 seats.

There is little doubt that the Kurds will gladly cut a deal as a partner in a coalition government that will care little about the Sunni. The deal will be simple and direct, leave us alone in the 3 northern provinces, and we will let you do what you want with the rest of the nation.

and that is not a recipe for a peaceful Iraq.


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