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Do Iraq and Syria no longer exist, and if so? (7): They never made sense anyway

Retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni, former commander of U.S. Central Command: "It is all based on Sykes-Picot, so why should it be sacred? It didn’t make sense in its divisions from the start. This might be an opportunity to fix borders and rejoin ethnic groups."

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Retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni, former commander of U.S. Central Command:

"It is all based on Sykes-Picot, so why should it be sacred? It didn’t make sense in its divisions from the start. This might be an opportunity to fix borders and rejoin ethnic groups."

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. @tomricks1

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