posted on May, 30 2007 @ 10:10 PM
How to close the Gates of Hell?
First, I did not vote for this president.
Second, I never believed the B.S. reasons to invade Iraq.
Since there is nothing I can do personally to change any of this, I will add my thoughts on the end play of this war.
My first reaction is to leave and to hell with Iraq. This is however a very childish reaction, mainly because I dislike the president so
This then leaves two choices that I see.
The first choice is to withdraw forces slowly, set up a permanent military presence in the area large enough to defend itself, with aircraft carriers
staged in the area to be called upon if needed.
This will not solve much of the chaous in the region, nor will it get us much of the oil that we could use.
This is probably how the politicians will play it out for a very long time.
The second choice is a extreme choice. It would require that the American people and politicians have some real internal fortitude.
We, that is the USA make the decision to conquer Iraq and place an American flag over it. We use heavy bombing campaigns in regions where the enemy
is heavily concentrated, leaving nothing but dirt and ash for the cameras. This will mean heavy collateral damage. That is Women, Men, and Children
that are basically innocent in this battle. This is a cruel way to act as a nation, but it is the only way to stabalize Iraq.
The arguement, other than the cruel aspect of the innocent deaths, is that the world will not allow this. Perhaps, but there is not a single force on
the planet that is willing to take America on as of today, this could change in a few years, so if America was to take action, it must be soon.
If the war had been waged this way early on, we would not be where we are today, and we may have been able to turn the government over to the Iraq
people. If we had braced ourselves to WIN and accept the horrors of war as being the price paid to play in this type of game, this could very well be
a historic event rather than a current one.
The choices to me seem to either leave with most of the force, or force submission by using Brute force to cause these people to concede and stop the
Otherwise, the Gates of Hell will open fully, not just be slightly open as they are today.