Get Email Updates
Demented Diary
Going Wodwo
Crochet Lady
Dan Gent
Sky Friday
Kindle Daily Deal
Email Me

Admin Password

Remember Me

2410291 Curiosities served
Share on Facebook

Not Sure About Iraq
Previous Entry :: Next Entry

Read/Post Comments (5)

There's a heated debate, nay, a conflagration of words, in my circle of friends and coworkers, on the topic of what we should do now in Iraq.

There's general agreement that the Bush war was wrong and that the Welcome and Huzzah post-war cheering that was anticipated to preclude any need for planning and rebuilding never happened and never would have substituted for a proper post-combat strategy, in any case.

OK. So our troops are in Iraq, being killed in the hundreds--Iraqi civilians being slaughtered by the thousands, and what should we do, ethically and practically?

Some say we made a mess. We're obligated to stay as conquerors and occupiers until peace and order are established and the infrastructure rebuilt and an American-friendly government in place.

Some say we should get out, as soon as possible, and leave the Iraqis to manage things for themselves. In a part of the world where civilization arose millenia ago, they can manage quite nicely without our meddling, thank you. Just sent millions of dollars, tons of food and equipment and keep hands off.

Others say in response that leaving Iraq now will leave it as easy pickings for strong men espousing the most radical of misogynistic fundamentalist Islamics (think of Afghanistan), decades of oppression and violence, and that is unacceptable.

Others say to invite other Islamic countries to form a safety net for Iraq, to guide and assist. Saudi Arabia, for instance, could serve as a shining example of proper treatment of women and Indonesia could provide tutoring on economics and national leadership.

Aren't there any good plans out there?

Read/Post Comments (5)

Previous Entry :: Next Entry

Back to Top

Powered by JournalScape © 2001-2010 JournalScape.com. All rights reserved.
All content rights reserved by the author.