posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 09:03 AM
I originally posted this in a different thread, but thought you may be interested to know I am tending to agree with you regarding the UN and
As for Iraq, dealing with the situation on a tactical level, like I said, I don't know... The only two options I can think of are escalation or
"Vietnamization," both policies which clearly failed in the past. As an American, I would vote for the Vietnamization option, since this would get
our troops out of harms way the fastest. As a global citizen, though, I realize that this leaves Iraq in a lurch. Perhaps a third way is to turn to
the UN and international body, and redraw Iraq's borders, so the Kurds, Shiites, and Sunnis have autonomous regions. It's certainly not a perfect
solution by a long shot, but then the nation of Iraq was an imperialist fiction to begin with, and it seems to have worked somewhat in the case of the
former Yugoslavia. At the very least, we should be exploring this option.