Link Now Iraq and the Bosnia aren't quite the same situations but I think the experience there does indicate what Iraq will be like a few years from now. Multiple parties each going their own way, billions of dollars invested, mainly by the US, yet stability will be mostly a pipedream. I think that holds true whether we turn Iraq over to the Iraqis now or maintain the current status for another year or more. This of course seriously endangers gw & co.'s plans for Iraqi oil and for stability in the middle east. Nonetheless, at some point every country needs to choose its own path, fight its own battles and come up with what works for them. Will the US ever be able to keep Iraq from splitting into 3 parts? With the Kurds teaming up with their turkish brothers and the Sunnis and Shia and Iran and SA all getting involved. How long before Iraq is a stable country again? 3 years, five or fifty? And at what point does the US need to let the Iraqis make their own decisions, even the wrong and potentially painful ones?