Interview on Iraqi Kurdistan and the Situation in Iraq
Question: What is your point of view on Iraq's near-term future? Will U.S. policy fail? And if so, will Iraq be divided?
Answer: The U.S. policy succeeded in removing Saddam Hussein, which was very important to the Kurds in Iraq. But further U.S. policy will fail if it seeks to destroy the secular and socially progressive aspects of the Iraqi culture, which include health care delivery, high literacy rates, education for girls as well as boys, etc.