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Iraq moving toward Biden's controversial vision

Power being decentralized on its own

Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden greeted supporters after a rally at the United Mine Workers of America, District 17's 13th Annual Fish Fry at the Russell County Fairgrounds in Castlewood, Va., yesterday. Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden greeted supporters after a rally at the United Mine Workers of America, District 17's 13th Annual Fish Fry at the Russell County Fairgrounds in Castlewood, Va., yesterday. (Don Petersen/Associated Press)
By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / September 21, 2008

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WASHINGTON - In May 2006, at the height of the violence in Iraq, Senator Joe Biden floated a controversial proposal: carve out autonomous regions for the three main ethnic and religious groups - Kurds, Sunni Arabs, and Arab Shi'ites - and give them control of most governmental functions except for the military and oil industry, which would remain under central ... (Full article: 1085 words)

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