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Kitabat, Iraq

Letting Iraq Collapse Would Spell Disaster for Americans

 

"Although it now wants to withdraw and deal with Iraq from a distance, it is entering a dark tunnel and confronting losses the likes of which it hasn't absorbed in many years. ... If the U.S. continues to deal with Iraq without realism if not deliberate disregard, Iraqis have the ways and means to put it in an internationally uncomfortable position."

 

By Hamid Shehab

 

Translated By Nicolas Dagher

 

September 1, 2010

 

Iraq - Kitabat - Original Article (Arabic)

'Obama Turning the Page on the War in Iraq'
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One of the first issues the United States should keep in mind is that an Iraqi collapse would lead to additional breakdowns in the region. There will likely be more unhappy surprises putting the United States on the threshold of an era of fragmentation, disintegration and endemic crisis difficult to overcome. At that point, the U.S. will lack the force and deterrence capacity needed to deal with the consequences. So although it now wants to withdraw and deal with Iraq from a distance, it is entering a dark tunnel and confronting losses the likes of which it hasn't absorbed in many years.

 

If the United States wants to allow Iraq to collapse and wither away, that's one thing. But if it wants to prevent its collapse, then it must do something about the bone-breaking struggle between parties and political blocs. This terrible confrontation over power threatens the entire region with unpredictable consequences and danger greater than the most devastating earthquake or most fanciful work of fiction.

 

Ideally, Iraq would represent an arc of stability in the region and the world. If Iraq was dealt with cleverly rather than with stupidity, stubbornness and arrogance - which sadly appear to be permanent features of American foreign policy - Iraq would provide a rare bridge to stability and peace.

 

While American officials acknowledge this behavioral flaw, they don't want to admit that it is permanent, and is based on the facts, analysis and tendencies of military leaders who up to now have ignored many hidden truths in regard to the long and complicated history of Iraq and Iraqis.

 

If the U.S. continues to deal with Iraq without realism if not deliberate disregard, Iraqis have the ways and means to put the United States in an internationally uncomfortable position. Along with the Jewish state, America must therefore accept the facts on the ground and give up the idea that it can change boundaries on the world map on a whim. Otherwise only Allah knows how disastrous the consequences will be.

 

The United States is mistaken if it thinks that acting from a distance will shield it from surprise or unwanted reactions from interested parties who share its influence. The U.S. can't rely on power sharing scenarios or the empowerment of one party over another while Iraqis languish with the destruction, pain, division and chaos that American policy has thrust on the country. The policies of the United States have plunged Iraq into one crisis after another.

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The struggles and rivalries among political blocs, the absence of an American role, and the meddling in Iraq by other countries in the region send a strong signal that the expected surprises will be greater than America's capacity to address them and stop the Iraqi damn from collapsing.

 

If, however, balance can be brought back to their disrupted country, there is hope for Iraqis that security and stability can be restored, and Iraq can once again play a positive and decisive stabilizing role in the region and the world.

 

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