One of the problems we have in the State Department is a clinging to status quo. The notion of Iraq is a mirage. Iraq as all the other states of the region are legacies of an Anglo/French Treaty. We could create two states and have the Jordanians annex the Sunni triangle.
There should have been a Kurdistan ages ago. They have a far greater case for National status then fictitious Palestinias. We should also seek a guaranteed Assyrian autonomous region in the new State. Turkey has not been a relaible ally and tried to shake down the USA for money. We should immediately assist Kurdish guerillas inside Syria. Let Bashar Assad know his role and Hezbollahs role in Iraq will come at a price.
A new Arab Shia State would piss off the Saudis because their Oil is on land that s historically Shia. Let the Saudis know if they do not clean up their act an anexation of territory could be easily arranged. A defanged Saudi Arabia minus the Shia Oil revenue would be toothless.
Maybe its time we started to consider the subnations within nations. Sometimes the status quo is not the best option.