"The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize."~F.D.R.
"Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other."~Mark Twain
Just get the feck out of there. You have done enough, thank you very much from the arms sellers' part. The US is good at demolishing infrastructures but it has proved incompetant in what happens after - probably because a hawkish majority refuses to acknowledge that there might be other ways than the American one, futhermore when facing civilisations that are millenias old.
Destroying old stuff is the easy part of reconstruction.
"That Was All I Had To Say"
You want to get real, un-registered WMDs? Check the Israeli arsenal, a country that made Hussein's Iraq like like peaceniks.
"That Was All I Had To Say"
PS: The Israelis are not my worry. And they will not be as long as the UN does not guarantee security in the world and everyone is on her own. When there is a believable deterrence of robust policemanship in the UN, you will have a point. Until then, your position is dangerous to us all.
Last edited by joG; 05-26-15 at 09:36 AM.
To use the fire analogy, the firemen were pulled out before the fire was completely out, and before the local fire brigade could handle future flair ups.
In long view retrospect, the sectarian strife and fighting would have eventually erupted anyway. Perhaps on Saddam's death, given his totally incompetent sons would have taken over. But as all crystal ball gazing of what could have happened, the margin of error is very wide.
Nancy Pelosi said: “We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it.” A Doctor called to a radio show & said: "That's the definition of a stool sample"
"Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket," Barack Obama January 2008
Mornin Skipper. It has more to do with not having the will to fight. It goes back to Nov of last year.
Iraq's Sunnis Won't Fight ISIS for U.S......
Iraq's Sunnis won't fight ISIS for the U.S. says NIQASH, a non-profit media organization operating out of Berlin. Without Sunni support, America's war in Iraq cannot succeed. Here's why.
According to NIQASH, a source at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said there have been secret negotiations between various Sunni Muslim armed factions, via Arab and Iraqi Kurdish intermediaries, for the past three months. At the request of U.S. diplomats and military personnel, Shia officials from the Iraqi government have also been meeting with the leaders of these groups in Erbil, Kurdistan and Amman, Jordan.
The Sunnis seem to be choosing a middle ground, one which does not serve America's interests. According to a 1920s Revolution Brigades (Sunni militia) leader, various militias came to the decision "not to support the international coalition against ISIS. They also decided not to cooperate with ISIS either. If the [Iraqi] army or the [Shia] militias attack [Sunni] areas they control though, they will fight both groups."....snip~
Iraq's Sunnis Won't Fight ISIS for U.S.*|*Peter Van Buren
Iraq's Sunni's have been expelled from the Iraqi armed forces. They now defend their own, and no more. It's hardly surprising.
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"