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By gosh, I think he is on to something......

I don't always agree with Thomas Friedman, but this time, it appears to me, he is seeing clearly.

In a recent article, talking about Iraq:

".....This country is so broken it can't even have a proper civil war.

There are so many people killing so many other people for so many different reasons - religion, crime, politics - that all proposals for how to settle this problem seem laughable.

Iraq is in so many little pieces now, divided among war lords, foreign terrorists, gangs, militias, parties, the police and army, that nobody seems to be able to deliver anybody. Iraq has entered a stage beyond civil war - it's gone from breaking apart to breaking down......"

Full article, "It's either 10 months, or 10 years", can be found on the NY Times site, but you must be a subscriber to see this on-line. I read it in another newspaper. The URL for this article from the NY Times site is several lines long.

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