Sunday, October 16, 2005

Planet Earth calling the U.S. Government. Anybody home?

The Iraq situation is utterly hopeless because all we're doing is attempting to restore the British crypto-colonial regime established in the aftermath of World War I.

Previously what we now call Iraq were a collection of Ottoman provinces divided along religious and ethnic lines. The Allies believed imposing a Euro-American national state model for Mesopotamia would bring enlightened government, and a rational exploitation of the area's oil resources. Those dreams turned out to be nothing but pipedreams.

To avoid being trapped in all out civil war in the wake of the apparent "success" of Iraq's constitutional election we should withdraw our troops ASAP.

Iraq is becoming this generation's Viet Nam.

DeGaulle saved France by pulling out of Algeria.


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