Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Destruction of Iraq

"There is not 'one' civil war, nor 'one' insurgency, but several civil wars and insurgencies between different communities in today's Iraq. Within this warring society, the Iraqi government is only one among many 'state-like' actors, and is largely irrelevant in terms of ordering social, economic, and political life. It is now possible to argue that Iraq is on the verge of being a failed state which faces the distinct possibility of collapse and fragmentation."

You can read the rest of Chatham House's damning report on the state of Iraq, four years after its 'liberation', here.

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