Who said history does not repeat itself? An example is Iraq, where there is a clear and uncontrollable sectarian struggle. The Sunnis’ mistake in Iraq was being lenient with al-Qaeda, which hijacked the resistance and contaminated it with spiteful sectarian slogans against all Iraqi Shiites.
Iraq is sick, which is why it is subject to the struggle of international and regional wills, and to the Sunni-Shiite conflict. This is Iraq’s present, but was it also its past?Mshari al-Thaydi