FORMER US secretary of state Colin Powell has revealed that he spent 2 1/2 hours vainly trying to persuade President George W. Bush not to invade
Iraq and believes today's conflict cannot be resolved by US forces.
"I tried to avoid this war," Mr Powell said at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado. "I took him through the consequences of going into an Arab
country and becoming the occupiers."
In my opinion, the only man within the Bush administration that actually had his feet firmly on the ground.
"The civil war will ultimately be resolved by a test of arms. It's not going to be pretty to watch, but I don't know any way to avoid it. It is
happening now," he said.
Here's the whitehouse, still refusing to admit that Iraq is in a state of civil war, without any roadmap to success, or timeline for withdrawl.. yet
all the whitehouse continues to tell us is:
'' be patient ''
I'd like to know, what the strategy is once September has come about, and its revealed that the surge has failed? As is already obvious.
What is the next 'cl'eche' to be used, to continue the greyhounds chasing the sheep?
Im worried that President Bush will continue to sacrifice men, women and supplies for nothing but to save face. He only has to keep the public
marching for another 12 months, to me he dares not be the president that retreats on a war he instigated.
Ive got just one question,
Being Iraq consists of 60/40 shia to sunni, what did we actually expect to occur once we occupied their nation?
From decades of sunni dominance through horrible means, exactly how did we expect shia and sunni to create a democratic government?
We hate Iran, and refuse to talk to them, yet Iranian influenced people make up a sizeable majority of Iraqi life.
Isnt it obvious by now, that this was never meant to become a democracy?
Saudi Arabia and Iran both warned us before we went in, that a civil war would ensue if we removed Saddam.
Colin Powell tried in vein to convince the president what would occur, yet we flooded Iraq with corporate ambition under the false pretense of
creating a democratic Iraq.
Does it not occur to people, that there are more corporate mercenaries in Iraq now than regular Army?
Why arent the leaders answering the peoples questions?
The people want answers, how did we get into this horrible mess?
How do you intend to get us out?
Why are your corporate lackies making billions from this war?
Why are our sons and daughters dying in vein?
Where's the intellegence you said was a 'slam-dunk'?
And best yet, what do you expect Iraqi's to do, to US Troops when they have illegially invaded and occupied their nation? And what would you do, if
you were illegially invaded and occupied?