They donâ€™t call it that, but thatâ€™s exactly what it is.Â See what you think:
In a major repudiation of President Bushâ€™s failed policy in Iraq, Sen. Joe Bidenâ€™s plan for a federal system in Iraq passed the Senate today by a vote of 75-23 … The plan called for a decentralized, federal system in Iraq, which would give its people local control over the fabric of their daily lives, including police, jobs, education and government services.Â A limited central government would be responsible for protecting Iraqâ€™s borders and distributing its oil revenues. …
Iraqâ€™s own constitution calls a â€œdecentralized, federal systemâ€ and sets out the powers of the regions (extensive) and those of the central government (limited).
Sounds like the United States, doesnâ€™t it?Â That is, like the United States under the original Articles of Confederation.