Iran's Peace Offensive Stabilizes Middle East!
A Guest Commentary by Gen. Victor Guerremonde, USA (Ret.)
Gen. Guerremonde appears courtesy of Panthers of Vermont by [PantherProductions.com]
[Transcribed from a recent talk titled
"A Modest Proposal for Middle East Peace"
before the Smarter Earth Society of Central Vermont]
All right, you people, listen up!
The solution to Iraq is obvious, simple, easy -- and it will NEVER happen!
It will never happen because it's too obvious, too simple, and too easy!
You're looking at it right now! Can't you see it?
OK, try this: as another great general once said -- Julius Caesar talking about some place he called Gaul -- "All Iraq is divided into three parts."
And it is! Iraq is in three parts, Iraq has been in three parts for decades, that's the reality everyone struggles to avoid -- except Saddam Hussein, who just said he wouldn't tolerate reality and he'd kill anyone who mentioned it, so Iraq became a flourishing, sophisticated, modern state unified by a brutal dictatorship.
So what are the three parts of Iraq, you ask?
First there's the southern part of the country, overrun with Shiites, with its capital in Baghdad -- we'll call it Baghdadistan, and it has a very long border with Iran.
Second there's the northeast region around Kirkuk and beyond, and it's overrun with Kurds -- so we'll call it Kurdistan.
That leaves the third part, the rest of Iraq, much of it desert so we'll call it peace! Kidding. Little Roman conquest joke.