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White House shrugs off Iraq division measure

The White House on Thursday shrugged off US Senate approval of a Bosnia-style plan to divide Iraq on ethnic and religious lines, saying the non-binding measure would not change US policy.

"It's not something that shifts policy in Iraq," spokesman Tony Fratto said one day after the lawmakers backed what backers touted as the sole hope of forging a stable federal state out of deadly sectarian strife.

"I actually don't think it's as significant a vote as some have made it out to be," said Fratto, who noted that the amendment was a symbolic "sense of the Senate" measure with "nothing binding about it."

The measure, which passed 75-23, provided a key test of an idea drawing rising interest in Washington despite opposition from the Bush administration.


Is there any idea that might bring stability to Iraq the Bush admin doesn't oppose?

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