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February 20, 2006
No Sectarians Need Apply

U.S. Warns Iraq It Won't Support Sectarian Goals

For the record? I think there's a difference between separation of church and state here in the USofA, where the Constitution calls for it, and in another country where maybe they won't decide on a style of government that calls for such separation?

"The United States is investing billions of dollars" in Iraq's police and army, said the ambassador, Zalmay Khalilzad. "We are not going to invest the resources of the American people to build forces run by people who are sectarian."

Although, now that I'm thinking about it, maybe we need more of this attitude on USofA soil?

Posted by AnneZook at 07:41 PM


If we want to avoid sectarianism, maybe we shouldn't go around deposing governments and replacing them with regimes whose constitutions have official state religions as both Afghanistan and Iraq do.

Posted by: ohwilleke at February 21, 2006 03:17 PM

I've given up trying to figure out exactly what this Administration hopes to accomplish in the long run. Even leaving what they say aside and just paying attention to what they do, it's all so contradictory and confusing.

Posted by: Anne at February 21, 2006 10:14 PM