"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi
obama, who's always bitching about all the bad stuff he "inherited," was given an iraq almost miraculously pacified with the possibility of baghdad actually emerging as the one democratic example in the terminally troubled middle east, something folks my age thought we'd never see
all my long adult life, the middle east has been insoluble, hopeless, domain of despair
yet its strategic significance made it the likeliest starting point of earth's final world war
all the greatest minds on the planet banged their heads against the impossible middle east, trying everything---crack downs, easings up, rewards, sanctions, talks, isolation, billions of dollars of aid...
nothing worked, nothing offered any HOPE of working
for 25 years saddam was one of the world's ugliest leaders in fomenting international terrorism
any war on terror that did not address iraq was hardly likely to see much success
obama "inherited" a world WITHOUT saddam hussein
just imagine the problems the IDIOT in the white house already is overwhelmed by if they were COMPLICATED by a living, breathing iraqi strongman
obama has NO INTEREST in iraq, he really just wants it all to go away
he would simply dismiss the entire incendiary issue with a regal sweep of his toga'd left hand
unfortunately, the region is not going to go away
indeed, it holds the potential to EXPLODE at any time in the mount rushmore face of the IDIOT in the white house
his policy pertaining to baghdad and beyond can be seen as OSTRICH
just bury your head and hope for the best
but whether he wants to OWN the issue or not, it's HIS
the poor thing---everything is just always so UNFAIR
so eager to get out, so desirous of hands off, he actually encourages the enemies of stability to come out and do their thing
you've got bigmouth biden, whom bigears obama put in particular charge of iraq, announcing---if any of you bad guys kill enough little girls, we're LEAVING
Biden: US might pull out of Iraq politics
an outright INVITATION to violence
the LID is gonna come OFF in iraq, it's just a matter of time
obama's OSTRICH policy actively CREATES instability
meanwhile, he's in afghanistan for POLITICAL purpose only, and those CHEAP motives don't even pertain to governance but are instead simply left over from his CAMPAIGN
he PLEDGED to do go into the mountains on the moon above karbala certainly not because he believed in US arms, rights, interests or action
no, his sole purpose in broaching afghanistan WAS to prove to the people that he was NOT your traditional anti-military, blame-america-first democrat
his reason for being there NOW is simply not to look like a complete phony
THIS is why americans must die in the mountains in record numbers
bush actually believed in what he was doing, and he almost pulled off the impossible
it's up to obama to FINISH that job, it's his responsibility, whether he likes it or not
both iraq and afghanistan are SURE to drag him down
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Throughout history, "peace" has always come between tribes only after one slaughters enough of the other. We find ourselves audience to a world made wrong by European colonialism. A world where tribes were forced together or divided and then later maintained by America and the U.S.S.R. throughout the Cold War.
Bosnia? Tribal slaughter merely placed on pause by the west until it is abe to complete what it started.
Iraq? It's only a matter of time before the tribes clean house. The Sunni hate the Shia and they hate the Kurds enough to murder and to commit genocide.
Pakistan? Merely a matter of time.
We have fooled ourselves into thinking that just because we are civil in our day to day encounters within our local western borders that the rest of the world wasn't placed on pause throughout the 20th century. The first half of the 20th century was centered and focused on European tribal conflict. The last half saw the world's tribes maintained or contained by either America's inherited or designed dictator or the Soviet's inherited or designed dictator. If the tribes of Europe saw themselves important enough to drag the world into global chaos twice, then how have we designed for ourselves such a comfortable ignorance as to not identify a post Cold War world where the oppressed and repressed tribes of the third world are being set free? A world where neighbors hold nuclear arms... or worse...contain nuclear arms locally. A world where we fool ouselves into thinking that "globalization" only has a positive side.
Tribal slaughter will be the path to "peace" in this century. And our attempts to stall or to demand from them what even Europeans couldn't do will only make matters worse and far more deadlier for the American troop that will be engaged for one reason or another.
It's time to leave Iraq, let them do what they are destined to do, and deny them their refusals to accept cultural and civilizational responsibility for themselves. Our job is finished. We rid them of "our" dictator and gave them opportunity. And considering that the Cold War days of dropping in another dictator to maintain "stability" (which continues to be a UN prescription for the world's regions) is our past and not our present nor is it our future, this was all we were ever going to be able to do with Iraq.
What they do from here will say more about this region and its people than it does for American might.
Last edited by MSgt; 08-23-09 at 12:01 AM.
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