Tom Friedman, "Seeing is Believing," The New York Times 8/19/07When I say that there are too few Iraqis I mean that--from all appearances--there is no substantial number of people in that country who identify themselves as Iraqis first. If you asked Iraqis "what are you?" a clear, perhaps overwhelming majority would answer, "I am a
Shi'ite," of "I am Kurdish," or "I am a Sunni." Few--and fewer each day--would say, "I am Iraqi."
The Old New Englander, 11/29/06
(I couldn't resist the urge to blow my own horn. The chance comes along so infrequently.)