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McCain Won't Surrender in Iraq...Surrender What and to Whom?

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In answering anti-war hecklers at a campaign stop, John “GHW” McCain said he will not “surrender” in Iraq, and “our troops will come home with victory and honor.”

Say what!?!

Surrender what to whom?

Wasn’t the original reason out of a thousand subsequent reasons for warring on Iraq to “git” Saddam? Well, we done got him.

We won in Iraq!

We won the instant Saddam was captured.

We won when “we,” heretofore called “they”, tried and executed Saddam, something they could have done just as easily in the reverse. In reality they/we did just that.

To whom would we surrender? That is the question.

Surrendering our occupation of Iraq back to the Iraqi people, to whom the country rightfully belongs, would be the honorable thing to do.

Not so honorable, of course, that would mean that it would be up to them to solve their internal civil war, which we handed to them on a silver platter of bombs. It will be a bloody mess, but it’s already that.

Sound unfair? Probably is, but we have neither the ability nor know how or understanding to solve their internal problems for them.

We’re only making it worse by staying and prolonging the inedibility of their full-blown civil war by standing in their way of ending the incivilities themselves.

Worse than that for us, we’re doing nothing more than providing more cannon fodder for “them”, whichever “thems”, them happen to be at any given moment.

Worse is also prolonging the agony of the soldiers, their families and the national psyche.

“Bring them home with victory and honor,” McCain said.

Victory is had. Honor goes without saying.

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Sandy Sand began her writing career while raising three children and doing public relations work for Women's American ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training). That led to a job as a reporter for the San Fernando Valley Chronicle, a (more...)
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