Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fixing Iraq

McGuinness said Mandela telling him "you make peace with your enemies, not your friends" had a profound effect on him.

"It sounds simple, I know," McGuinness said. "But when he said it, it meant something. He was asking us to do something he had done himself."

Fixing Iraq, without us - The Boston Globe.


Interesting article in The Boston Globe about fixing Iraq without the US taking a central role. The key is in taking lessons from Northern Ireland and South Africa. Both nations achieved peace after turmoil.


Among the points is to get leaders from different groups talking to each other informally. To get the people involved in the process. To allow opposing parties to confront each other. 


 

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