I think we need to get out of Iraq. How to do that? First I think we should realize some things perhaps President Bush was not so meticulous in explaining about to us.
First...tell us the truth...frankly it is about Oil in Iraq. Giving Iraq Democracy would be nice, but the fact is it is about Oil. Why do I say this.?. Because America led by GWBush did not say it is because we think the tyrants and dictators of the world shouldn't be in control of the worlds Oil resources, getting the money from the sales, and building their armies and weapons simply to attack and to expand their dictatorship.
Understood!. Don't tell us about the lies of WMD...and since that is an old lie, let's forget it. What is done is done....but I think after 911 which is still a major problem to underscore, in thinking that Bush had to do this in order to get Americans to support the military, all in the name to stop the military threat building in Iraq, is a high order of manipulation.
The thought that Americans had to kill Americans in order build up and justify American defenses because of a looming threat outside America sure puts a new meaning to defending your country; especially when America has so much to lose if it maintained its weak military readiness.
I don't know the answers or the full story to that, but I do know we are in a mess. We have Iran and N. Korea with threats of getting the Atomic Bomb, and who knows where that will lead. At any rate we are ill equipped to handle those two problems while bogged down in Iraq.
We need to make some decisions about Iraq. I think we should get out of the populated cities period. We should have troops protecting the oil wells and pipelines period. Nothing more.. Let them form their own government all we care. We should pull out all American contractors, to send the signal we do not want to be in your country.
Let the Iraqi people decide if they want us to help in reconstruction efforts. Our only obligation is to keep the Oil out of the hands of terrorists, and the revenue that would help them buy arms and sustain their ambitions toward their own dictatorships.
If too much resistance comes at attacking the oil wells, we can close the wells and bury them in a carpet of bombs, so no one ever gets the oil. Mission Accomplished...We are victorious in stopping the terrorist in getting the oil. We can pull the troops out...and let the Iraqis figure their fate from there. They would have to stop the violence, before Oil wells would be open again. We could also build underground pipelines to prevent open target strikes. I think this would work, and Bush would take it as a victory in Iraq. Let Democracy unfold when they agree to stop attacking the oil sites.
Afghanistan I think we should pull out all together. We have been duped to think Pakistan is against AlQaida. They in my opinion are one of the same. We have no business in that region. They accepted our help against the Russians, now they turn on us when we helped them win the war.
I think we have better relations with Russia. In fact we should consider rerouting the Caspian Oil pipeline. I think it could go through Russia or Bulgaria via Turkey to the Black Sea...out to the Aegean Sea; which leads right to the Mediterranean Sea. This route would keep us out of Afghanistan and would be a safer political decision, in lieu of relationships between Pakistan and India.
This would be a winner on that front too. Our Relationship with Russia would be enhanced and certainly Russia deserves the benefits from this deal than a bunch of illogical goat herdsmen in the hills of Afghanistan. I remember it said an intelligent businessman does not want to do business with an unintelligent partner, because they both have different ideas of success.
Russia and America are on more of a level business thought, and it is a stronger relationship. It is ironic that America and Russia were fighting each other over this Oil hole in the Caspian Region, and have come to realize they are their own best comrades in this turn of events.
I might remind President Bush that such a deal will cement more support from Russia in getting them to stand with us against Iran, than they have proved in the past. I think this would be a prudent observation, as our newly elected Congress and you come to the meat and potatoes in providing; us with a clean victory, supporting the troops, and preparing for the imminent future.