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Posted By: dianavan
29-Jan-05 - 06:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: Good News in Iraq
Subject: RE: BS: Good News in Iraq
Nerd - I do not see that the question makes no sense. It would be possible to answer the question given in your example: "if you put France, Spain and Britain together, who is the majority? Catholics or Protestants?"

My question is not impossible and you did a very good job answering it.

You said, "there are far more Arabs in the region than Persians, and far more Sunnis than Shiites."

That is why I said and qualified it by saying an oversimplification would be: Arabs = Sunnis and Persians = Shiites

I know that we would have to go too far back in history to sort this out but basically, Persia was doing just fine before the Arabs and now the U.S., invaded.

I think the Arabs and the U.S. should fight their battles elsewhere. Perhaps, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq could then find common ground.