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Monday, December 04, 2006

All The King's Horses

And all the King's Men, can't put Iraq together again.

OK, I admit it, resorting to a nursery rhyme in reference to a war which has cost nearly 3,000 American and Coalition and somewhere around 50,000 Iraqi civilian lives, and nearly a trillion taxpayer dollars is poor form. And yet the "Pottery Barn" analogy was uttered by Colin Powell as a warning to the Bush Administration that:
'You are going to be the proud owner of 25 million people,' he told the president. 'You will own all their hopes, aspirations, and problems. You'll own it all.' Privately, Powell and Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage called this the Pottery Barn rule: You break it, you own it."
So I suppose that means the American Public alongside the Coalition of Cooked Intelligence are the proud owners of a country ripped apart by sectarian strife and bungled military intervention. What a helluva deal!

And after a year of listening to talking heads arguing over the semantics of whether this disaster is tantamount to "Civil War" or not, we still have no Skilled Craftsman in the Bush Aristocracy capable of repairing our broken, yet expensive new trinket.

Granted, I'm just a guy no one ever listens to until it's too late, but since no one else is stepping up to the plate with a realistic, workable solution, what follows is my plan to repair your broken mess.

As for Iraq, we can't leave, and we can't stay - we've reached an impasse that requires a totally new mindset which, quite frankly, is totally foreign to the hubristic clowns who engineered this mess. The only recourse at this late date is to negotiate with neighboring countries, especially Iran and Syria (and not the Administration's long standing farce comprised of self-interested manipulation), take what remaining troops haven't been killed or maimed, attempt to bring the European Leaders you so arrogantly pissed off back to the table for additional support to fill in where our own meager troops cannot, and monitor the borders of Iraq to eliminate external influences while letting these people hash it out on their own. Explain to the remaining (admittedly extremist) population what your intentions are, and mean what you say. Since most of the moderate, middle class Iraqis have fled due to the constant strife, this is going to be much harder to resolve than it had to be at the outset. And since the infrastructure of the country has been obliterated, and your crony contractors and business partners in crime have absconded with most of the funds allotted for the job, I suppose indictments and restoration of these funds would most definitely be in order. Allow these people to rebuild their own damned country, get the hell out, and leave them alone. And still, the pain and anger of this experience is going to linger in their minds for generations, but the first steps towards salvation is coming clean and making legitimate steps toward rectifying your own stupid mistakes.

Of course, another option is to commit mass genocide by nuking the entire region into non-existence. Why do I have the sinking feeling that you idiots have already have made up your minds...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting Ideas, much more so that the collection of idiots in Washington who can't seem to think their way out of a paper sack. Keep up the good work!

Thu Dec 07, 03:26:00 AM  

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