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Last week Jon Stuart summarized the on going intellectual discussion on Iraq in four options:

Go big - More troops (John McCain's way)
Go long- Stay as long as it takes (George W's way)
F*%K yourself - Do nothing (our current way)
Redo it all - Imagine it never happened and start allover (the cocaine way)

We just had one of these amazing weeks, where you can save on your alcohol and drugs consumption and still dance half-naked to the tunes of Imagine by John Lennon.

The week started with the president's trip abroad. The leak of a report by the National Security Advisor to the president Steven Hadley questioning the Iraqi's prime minister ability and/or leadership.

The first meeting between the two leaders cancelled. The second meeting now becomes first and lasts for about two hours it is still a summit!

The fearless leaders stand confidently in front of the cameras, one is a decider; the second is a prime minister for a green zone!

The suspense builds up inside me, the adrenalin flow; they must have found the solution we are all looking for, it was only two hours, it must be genius, we should have asked for a summit long time ago!

The president announces that the prime minister is the man for the job; I wonder did he find the time to read his National Security Advisor report. I know he must read it, granted he is busy, I think to be a president you must be busy.

May be he did not read it, but at least Mr. Hadley read it to him. Did he understand the report?

Then our president talked about no graceful exit from Iraq, at this point I was very confused. I am not Yale graduate but I always thought graceful is good!

May be graceful is not as good as I thought, may be we should not leave gracefully, we want to send a message to somebody somewhere that we are not the graceful type!

After shaking my head few times all my doubts disappeared, I trust our president's judgment.

It was at that point of the conference when I heard the American leader states his position to pass more responsibility to Maliki. My fourteen years old continuously asks for more responsibility what she really means is more freedom to do whatever she wishes.

I usually make the point that there are rules in life and unless we follow the rules, our bosses will punish us, our local police will book us, and if we are unlucky and live in another country, we might be softened-up in Abu Gharib. My daughter usually walks off, wondering what got into me!

Maliki wants more responsibility and our president will hand it to him, which might be a good solution. After all, the prime minister look much older than my daughter does, and our president is a Yale graduate, our army can then come home!

NO, the president will give Maliki more training, and equipment for his army paid for by me, so he can get the job of slaughtering his Sunni's compatriots faster, at least they think so. Why should we care?

At the same time, Al-Sader nicknamed the radical clerk ordered Mr. Maliki not to meet with our president, he signed an agreement with the largest two Sunni organizations. I thought they are enemies!

Maliki instead of taking Al-Sader to prison in a real Iraqi manly gesture, he canceled a scheduled meeting with the president!

Still as the two leaders met, the clerk showed who is the boss and suspended his participation in the Iraqi government!

Lebanon experiences unprecedented rallies against the American supported government, and in support of Syria!

Abdullah the king of Jordan warn of up to three separate civil wars in the Middle East, Gaza, Lebanon and Iraq!

Our wonderful media outlet discussed in details our generous plan to divide Iraq into three countries complete with different colors service of the network news, no mention of culprits, or reasons. We are here just to help!

A memo written by Rumsfeld two days before his departure recommends a complete overhaul of the American strategy in Iraq.

Did Bush sack Rumsfeld because he called for a change, not because the people spoke in November7?

Does anybody understand or care?

Rumsfeld is a hero, George W is strong, Maliki is the man for the job, Al-Sader signs agreement with the two largest Sunni groups, the pro western government in Lebanon is falling, and we will not have a graceful exit.

I am crazy and the drugs of the world are not enough, are we sticking to option three? Can anybody help?
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