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I've been waiting for some one to stand up and say Eureka! I know what to do. I know how to fix Iraq so that America can truly get out with honor. None of this face saving self-delusional proclamation stuff. You know, true honor.

No one has so far. The Democrats haven't. The Republicans haven't. George Bush hasn't.

Gee whiz! What wrong with everybody? Are they sitting on their hands waiting to be invited to speak up?

On second thought, I guess what this really means is that the problem is truly intractable. Nobody has a good idea.

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If that isn't a scary thought, I don't know what is.

As much as I hate to admit it, I am beginning to switch my opinion. To date I've not been in favor of withdrawing from Iraq. I'm a known "pottery-barn rules " advocate. Getting out of Iraq sooner than later, however, is looking better and better.

Now that I am beginning to doubt that there is no good way out in less that 50 years I am entertaining the idea that splitting up the country is probably the only way out for us.

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We let the Shiites rule the Shiites. The Kurds are in charge of the Kurds. And ... the Sunnis are just going to have to get used to living in poverty, as they aren't going to end up with any oil. In the process, the United States gets out of the middle.

Of course, that means we'll have to give up on our nonpermanent permanent military bases we've been building over there. We'll also have to give up on our private desires of controlling Iraq's oil.

But Hey! ... At least we'll be able to say that we toppled Saddam Hussein and checked his teeth.

Written by Angie Pratt http://www.politicalposts.com

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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