Reuel Marc Gerecht says no, while Dave Price disagrees. I’m inclined to split the difference; Gerecht’s military advice (clear and hold Sunni areas of Baghdad before confronting the Sadrites) and Price’s political point (it’s up to the Iraqis, not us) both seem sound. The risk of intra-Shiite fighting following a political realignment is probably lower than Gerecht thinks but higher than Price thinks.
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