Friday, 28 September 2007

US Senate votes for plan to divide Iraq

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The US Senate this week endorsed a plan for a political settlement that would divide Iraq into three semi-autonomous regions, the Washington Post reports.

The plan, devised by Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Joseph R. Biden suggests a federal system for Iraq, with separate regions for Iraq's Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish populations. It was approved in an overwhelming 75-23 vote, in a rare show of bi-partisan unity over Iraq. However, the Senate can not force President Bush to act on the vote.

Our September/October editorial warns of the dangers of partition, saying those calling for Iraq to be divided should remember the consequences of carving up India and Pakistan along religious lines.


Hugh Caldwell said...

So much for the Iraqi Parliament. The future of Iraq is decided in the US.

Ian B Gibson said...

Yeah. I thought Iraq was meant to have full sovereignty now?