Originally posted by Rockpuck
Sooo ... what happens if we pull out.. and all hell breaks loose?
So how far does a country have to be into civil war before you define it as "all hell breaking loose?"
All hell is ALREADY loose. And what they want is foreign militaries off their soil. Any long term solution is going to have to start there, or there
will never be peace in Iraq again.
When you've got the king of Saudi Arabia calling the US occupation "illegitimate," you know even the staunchest of US allies are breaking ranks.
But that really has been an alliance of convenience and hypocrisy anyway.
Anyone suppose Canada and Mexico can double their oil exports to the US, so we can lose the dependency on Saudi and Venezuelan oil? Cause Abdullah and
Chavez don't wanna play no mo.
And our international relations suffer...
Now that's a laugh. How in the hell can our international relations suffer any worse than they already have? Oh yeah, I forgot. Iran.
And thousands die...
Hundreds of thousands already have. What's a few more thousand lives? Besides, the US must keep up with its reputation for starting wars and
leaving places in chaos!
Let them fight it out however it will fall, and may the best Muslim win against his own brother. I'm sure we'll find a way to slap around the
resulting dictator, and siphon oil quite nicely for more profits.
And we end up having to go back in...
If anyone's likely to go back in, it would be probably a UN peacekeeping force composed of more palatable nations to the middle east.
Are Dems going to foot the blame?
Nuh uh. Don't even try to lay this on the Dems. In no way, shape, or form. Ok, if you want to fault them for trusting US intelligence, or trusting
the Bush administration to deliver unexaggerated, solid evidence that people's lives depended upon, I suppose you could fault them for that.
This was a Bush cabal war, plain and simple, with maybe a few exceptions such as the war bitch Diane Feinstein and her grubby little hands securing
contracts for her husband's companies in a horrible display of conflicting interest. But by enlarge, it was Bush that sold us this war, and the
American people want their money back.
[edit on 29-3-2007 by TrueAmerican]