The Iraq Study Group Report's Assessment section is an excellent summary of post-war Iraq. Some topics addressed include the division of the country into Kurd, Shiite, and Sunni regions, the lack of unity in Parliament, the powerful hold that Muqtada Al-Sadr has on Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the fierce fight over oil revenues, the lack of Iraq's own security force, and so on.
The Iraq Study Group is a bipartisan commission led by James Baker and Lee Hamilton. This episode summarizes the assessment section of the Iraq Study Group Report. The next episode will feature the Iraq Study Group's recommendations for how we should proceed.
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