Iraq Sunni tribes build police force, fight al Qaeda

Obviously this Tribal leader has the right idea. Once you have the attention of the tribal leaders, you have the attention of the tribes. Ultmately all Iraqis will allign themselves with one tribe or another. That was why Saddam Hussein was effective. Although he was a tyrant, he had control over the tribes and that was what counted.

Hopefully this will spread, but they are going to have to work within the new Iraqi system or the whole thing will degenerate into tribal warfare.

It is a great idea, as long as the police remain funded, loyal and controlled by the government, if they do not then you have serious long term problems potentially.

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