Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Its been a long time…

I haven’t made an entry for quite some time, obviously.
I’ve been spending some time reevaluating my political views, and what I want to write about and share with the world. I feel I have a lot of knowledge and strong opinions to share, and to share them in a manner that is open and honest. By doing so, I believe I can contribute to the sharing in this country (and around the world) of ideas and theories, all of which may contribute to a better future for each and every one of us.
We spend so much time thinking about what it is we do not like, and not nearly enough time thinking about what it is that we want, why we want it, and focusing on the changes that are necessary to make those wants become haves.
I was just contemplating my irritation over the Senate closing debate on the Iraq Resolution. For them, it seems to still boil down to those famous ridiculous words “You’re either with us, or against us.” This mentality is getting us nowhere, as is evidenced by 4 years of slaughter in Iraq. The surge won’t work simply because it is not a viable solution to the issues that have created the endless violence in Iraq. So I offer up my theory on the only way to save Iraq, and may not bring about the desired results of the Bush Administration, or of many others.
Divide it. Iraq should become three autonomous nations. One for the Kurds, one for the Sunnis, and one for the Shiites. Baghdad would need to be decentralized, or become a divided city. The only reason Iraq held together after the British left was through pure tyranny. So unless we’re willing to live with Saddam II running Iraq, through tyranny to hold it together, the only other solution is division. Yes, it may bring about unwelcome influence by Iran and Syria, and most definitely will cause friction with Turkey over their opposition to an independent Kurdish state on their borders.
Let an honest debate begin. Only by setting aside that which we do not want can we focus on fixing this issue. Or we can look forward to 4 more years of disaster, destruction, and the hemorrhaging of America’s standing in the world. It is time to fix that standing before it becomes too late for all of us.

Madison, WI
February 6th, 2007

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