Facilitating genocide as a foreign policy option?

I guess this is what happens when warmongers get tired and impatient. slacktivist quotes Thomas Friedman (whose NYT op-eds really aren’t worth paying for) as arguing that if the Sunnis in Iraq won’t “come around… [we] should arm the Shiites and Kurds and leave the Sunnis of Iraq to reap the wind” Most people who advocate the withdrawal of U.S. troops do so in the (perhaps naive) hope that this will reduce the tension and reduce the level of violence. Friedman is the first pundit that I’ve encountered who seems to advocate civil war and perhaps Rwanda-style genocide as an appropriate way of dealing with recalcitrant Sunnis. Simply amazing.

P.S. Of course with or without Friedman’s morally bankrupt ideas, a civil war is probably inevitable.

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