Thursday, January 25, 2007

Thompson - Create 3 Iraqi States

Tommy Thompson yesterday announced his bold proposal for Iraq - create 3 states, one each for the Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds.

Thompson said that there is no easy solution for the situation in Iraq, but creating 3 distinct areas would "...form a confederation that allows each group to operate their local affairs in a manner that best suits its people, religious beliefs and culture..."

Although the states would operate independently, there would still be a national government to provide defense and economic infrastructure. Thompson said that there are still some areas to be worked through with the plan, but it requires common sense, just like with Yugosalvia where a similar plan worked.

This is an interesting move by Thompson, and one that might appeal to those who are looking for a workable solution to a worsening conflict.

Just last week, Thompson said that he had concerns about the surge of U.S troops to Iraq.