posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 02:31 AM
Originally posted by OldSeer
Now if this was just a handfull of people I would say no problem but 10000+ fanatics can raise hell on a newly formed goverment, I do not think they
will change their minds based on their beliefs. Dont get me wrong there are those that want this change in iraq that live there but they are not the
type to blow themselves up to make a point or terrorise others even the terrorists, but there are alot in that region that are and they will bide
their time until they can make a inpact or fade away and a new generation will come in only having lived under that type of goverment.
I don't think they'll change their minds, either, but what happened to all the "Tories" in the colonies? They joined the government and managed to
pass a mentality that lasts today: England, good, France bad. They were no different from the Iraqis. Al'Sadr could be a Benedict Arnold. A leader
among his people, against their freedom, who comes off as an Iraqi. This is not unheard of in a transition from a monarchy to a democracy, we went
through it ourselves.
There's no doubt we're going to be there for a long time. We still have toops in Japan and Germany. And you know what? We have troops in Vietnam.
Transition isn't an easy thing, and rather then have the boxer rebellion in Iraq, we have stepped in to ensure that that can be supressed. It was a
pain in the butt for our founding fathers, we're trying to make it easier for the Iraqis. But they are definatelly capable of ruling themselves in a