posted on Jun, 25 2006 @ 03:25 PM
Enslaved83 I really like your points accept the bit about kicking the so called government up the backside. Just as today (and as just like the
beginning) so long as Iraq's government remains a government it will continue to remain a government at war with itself. This war comes from the fact
that Iraq is made up of many different peoples who have historically only ever worked together when they were forced to by a dictator.
So long as 60 percent of Iraqis are Shiite Muslim fundamentalist Iraq does not need a democracy. This is because even the Shiite doesn’t go in for
Western ideals of democracy; instead they go in for the Muslim ideals of a holy state.
At the current time we cannot withdraw from Iraq because if we do Iraqis Shiite will unite-collaborate with Iran as they are practically (ethnically
and religiously) the same. Senior Iraqi Shiites (no doubt as a power grabbing promise) have already threatened to fight with Iran if it was attacked
by the U.S. It’s the fact such promises can be a popular power grabber that makes my point.
Young Iraqi Shiite are rather like the older generation in Iran which is thought to be at the route of the power base causing us in the West so many
security-diplomatic problems today. Furthermore if we leave now the Shiite will exterminate the remaining Sunni even more than our forces do today
(mostly when they are shot at by this highly educated former ruling class).
The ethnically, tribally and culturally divided state of Iraq was not right for democracy in 2003, nor will it be today in ten or even a hundred years
so long as the volatile social fabric makeup of Iraq persists. And short of genocide it will do (as well as ought to).
Kicking the Iraqi government up the arse is rather like kicking a horse with broken legs. It might move but it won’t accomplish anything. In fact in
Iraq the government would just become more disconnected from reality (no matter what appears on our telly, and trust me few decisions would make a
difference on the street). You and I can be frustrated at the Iraqi government but its countries that created modelled on us in spite of the parell
world in which it exists.
If Iraq is to have a dictatorship why let the Iraqi Shiite elect it? Like Iran this will just represent another long term problem.
Instead I seriously propose putting Saddam back in charge, or if not him (for political reason) then someone just like him.
But Saddam was a guy we could negotiate with, and like how he got rid of all his WMD’s proves he is also a man we could trust. I wish he hadn’t
got rid of them because then we would not have invaded him, and at the same time set such a globally bad example from North Korea to Iran. But if we
restored him Iraq would have order, and without the sanctions of 1991 Iraq would in time surely return to the first world health and education status
it had (put their by Saddam) before 1991. Restore him and he is the one man who would require no army but our own to defend him, and would
commit no crime that we would not condone.