Baghdad Ablaze: How to Extinguish the Fires in Iraq and Allow for a Triumphant Return Home of U.S. Military Forces

WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Iran Policy Committee (IPC) is briefing Members of the Congress and their staff on Wednesday 25 July 2007 , at 12:30 pm in the Cannon House Caucus Room, on a book by the IPC -- Baghdad Ablaze...


WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Iran Policy Committee (IPC) is briefing Members of the Congress and their staff on Wednesday 25 July 2007 , at 12:30 pm in the Cannon House Caucus Room, on a book by the IPC -- Baghdad Ablaze: How to Extinguish the Fires in Iraq .

Heat, fuel, and oxygen are necessary to cause fire. So, what makes Baghdad burn? First, occupation provided the initial spark and ongoing heat for insurgencies. Second, the heat ignited the fuel of ethnic and religious differences. Third, Tehran's subversive assistance to militias across the political spectrum, including al Qaeda, is like oxygen fanning the flames.

Extinguishing the fires ablaze in Baghdad to allow for a triumphant return home of U.S. forces requires: 1) preventing Iranian infiltration and destabilization of Iraq ; 2) engagement of moderate Iraqis who favor an independent, secular, and democratic Iraq with clear distance from Tehran via the offices of the Iranian opposition in Iraq -- the Mujahedeen-e Khalq; and 3) an international realignment that isolates Tehran and empowers the Iranian people for democratic change through their principal opposition group -- the National Council of Resistance of Iran -- the Iranian Parliament in exile, based in Paris .

SOURCE Iran Policy Committee