Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Did you enjoy Vietnam?

If you did, you may be able to revisit all those warm and fuzzy feelings elicited by needless war.  No, we're not reviving that mess.  We have a new old one in Iraq to motivate rattling of sabers by our octogenarian hawks.

We left the Iraqi needless war.  The Iraqis wanted us out, period.  They've run their own show and now have a bit of a problem.  Since we left,  the Shia have done to the Sunnis what the Sunnis formerly did to the Shia.  Now the Sunnis have proceeded to returned a ISIS tit for the Shia tats.  The Kurds of course despise both groups and show their feelings by taking over a few cities for themselves in their domain.  The "government"  needs some help and we seem hell bent on returning troops.

Didn't dear old Nam begin with a few here, a few more there and before long we had 600,000 troops in that needless waste?  Obama has sent in a few more.  What will happen when the first one dies?

Obama authorizes 200 more troops for Iraq

There really isn't an Iraq.  It is the outgrowth of Europeans carving up the desert after WWI and saying "voila, let their be nations!"  The "nation" contained folks who'd been and still are killing each other over religion since Mohammad died in the seventh century.

Can they make it work?  Nah, they can't do much together at all--Iraq’s parliament fails to agree on formation of new government. What should we do?

Well, let's begin by getting all Americans out of that shithole, blow up the embassy, and let the Iraqis have at each other until their kill their way to a stable group of new states.  I can see what Biden proposed emerging from the blood bath--Shia, Sunni and Kurd.  Of course that assumes they can agree on a way to split the oil revenue.

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