Saturday, January 08, 2005

Scowcroft Skeptical Vote Will Stabilize Iraq

Washington Post: Friend of Bush Family Joins Pessimists

Brent Scowcroft, former national security adviser for President George H.W. Bush and a leading figure in the U.S. foreign policy establishment, now is saying, "The Iraqi elections, rather than turning out to be a promising turning point, have the great potential for deepening the conflict," He said he expects increased divisions between Shiite and Sunni Muslims after the Jan. 30 elections, when experts believe the government will be dominated by the majority Shiites.

Well, yes... Once the scales have fallen from their eyes (or once reality forces its way to fruition through bitter failure) even the Administration will have to realize that the elections are no panacea. No, sadly.... Things will likely get worse following the "elections"... Full-scale civil war is not unlikely.

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