Every time I hear some random lefty call ''iraq'' ''Bush's war of aggression'' I want to vomit. But I also feel nauseous when I hear some Junk Food Conservative™ say ''we need to win this war''.
Because I'll put it bluntly, our affairs in ''iraq'' ARE NOT A WAR!!!
Frankly, I would like it to be one but even the Bush Administration
doesn't have the stomach for that. CAN
we win in ''iraq''? To quote Bush's favourite people; Si se puede! [Yes we can!]
Using Old West stereotypes in regard to the Bush Administration have been popular since before he was elected President the first time and I'll use one now; ''The new Sheriff in town''.
Why should we care if the ''iraqi parliment'' TAKES A TWO-MONTH VACATION
in July? Why should we care what spews from the mouth of Al-Sadr's Tony Snow Al-Maliki? (Al-Maliki is no more the President of ''iraq'' than Tony Snow is the POTUS). LET the ''iraqis'' just screw around, pretending to cooperate with us if it serves their own personal agendas. Why should we even care?
We have over 160,000 ''Marshall Matt Dillions'' in ''iraq''. IF WE START
treating ''iraq'' as a war where WE IMPOSE law and order
on the savage frontier I do indeed believe we can get ''iraq'' under control.
And that's the rub, we don't have the stomach to seize control of
''iraq'' and rule it as a harsh despot. We want to continue to live in the fantasyland of ''if we just give them some more time they'll work their problems out''.
WHY SHOULD THEY? The way they see it Americans are social workers that they can BS to get whatever they want.
It's time for us to give ''iraq'' a deadline to clean up their act OR ELSE
. Our only realistic options are IMPOSE law and order upon
''the iraqi people'' or tell them; ''We gave you a chance at freedom and civilization and the vast majority of you just sat there twiddling your thumbs. SO BE IT, keep twiddling your thumbs, deal with life after we leave
. And don't come whining to us for help 'cause we're leaving the phone off the hook''...
posted by YIH @ 2:29 PM on Sunday, May 13, 2007