March 4, 2007

ZALMAY KHALILZAD:

Under the national hydrocarbon law approved this week by Iraq’s Council of Ministers, oil will serve as a vehicle to unify Iraq and will give all Iraqis a shared stake in their country’s future. This is a significant achievement for Iraqis’ national reconciliation. It demonstrates that the leaders of Iraq’s principal communities can pull together to peacefully resolve difficult issues of national importance.

Ilya Somin thinks it’s a step forward, but not as good as it could be. I agree. I just hope that it’s good enough.

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