Little to nothing that has gone right regarding our handling of Iraq from the start in March of 2003. We have the inevitable result: Chaos, with increasing success on the part of the terrorists and other thugs. Only those frauds in Washington, D.C., pretending to be president, cabinet secretaries, military moguls, and all their straphangers, refuse to recognize that we went exactly where our premises took us. Logic and reality won again.
Another one of the “it-won't-be-so-if-we-do-not-name-it” phenomena is this notion of "civil war" in Iraq. Sunnis and Shiites have been killing and maiming each other in wholesale lots for years now (even during Saddam Hussein's time). Really, it started about 900 C.E., over the successor to Muhammad after he died. It has never stopped. What the Washington D.C. numbskulls prefer to deny (because they cannot deal with the truth) is that it will go on another 1400 years—at least.
This, however, is really good news for us, and we need to capitalize on it. Their civil war is our way out. Let us take it and take it NOW.
Let us give the Iraqi "government" the ultimatum to stop the civil war, or we will leave. Let us give them some short deadline, such as the end of December 2006. In the meanwhile, let us work with Kurdistan to set up the bases we need (thanks to Diana West, “A vote for civil war,” Washington Times, 20 October 2006), and simultaneously seize the Iraqi port facilities on the Persian Gulf. We will go where we are welcomed and where it serves our interests. We will add to the burgeoning commerce of the Kurds. Furthermore, we will be able to reach Syria and Iran in short order from there. Furthermore, we will “save face” and have the time to reload armaments and personnel as well as replace all those high-ranking civilian and military duds who are killing us with their "just war theory" for this so-called "war in Iraq.” The fiasco in Iraq is the exact meaning of “just war theory,” if anyone needs an example.
The Sunnis and Shiites can no more stop butchering each other than I can convert my biology to a silicone base from a carbon base. Had killing at this level here in America taken place, there would have been a profound citizens' response to stop it, and it would have stopped it a long time ago. Not the Iraqis. Few have bellyached about the car bombs, the suicide bombers, the mortars, the rockets, and the long knives. In fact, so few Iraqis protest, and so few do anything about it that it must be concluded that they actually relish all this stuff—they are all carrying out their “religion of peace.”
Well, let them have at each other. If the world is lucky, they will completely kill each other off, while getting Iran mired down in this Iraqi maelstrom instead of us.
We can move into the catbird's position and stop feeding Americans into the politically correct (“just war theory”) sacrificial death machine, for absolutely no good reason. Iraq is no good reason. Iraqis deserve each other. Not one more injury or death of Americans for them.
Let the Iraqi, so-called "government" fall. It is not worth a damn anyway. That shari’a constitution is another fine Washington, D.C. failure. And, frankly, helping the Kurds seems so much cleaner than anything else we have done in Mesopotamia.
We can force our departure as early as January 2007. Gearing up in the new location will take a while, of course, but we can quickly leave the Sunnis and Shiites to stew in their own juices, as they serve up their “just deserts.” Some troops could also go to Kuwait, to existing facilities.
Flying supplies at high altitude over the Sunni and Shiite areas should prove to be of little concern. They will be far too busy killing each other to bother with our high altitude aircraft, and they would be hard-pressed to obtain the means to threaten them. Also, we could fly from Israel, Jordan, and Syria. Oh, yes--Syria!
Over-flying Syria will be begging them to try to stop us. If they dared, we could get it on--it is long overdue.
This seems like a win:win idea.