Thursday, January 11, 2007

The President's Speech

... here's a link to the President's speech (text)

As for me ... I'm not convinced. The President is relying on Maliki and the good will of the Iraqi people. The hatred between the Shia and Sunni is too great. A "come to Jesus meeting " would be required to enable these people to live in peace.

Even if we have success with this operation it will be temporary. More Americans will die, Iraq will still be unstable, in the end.

To maintain stability in this region we must remain there, essentially making it our "caliphate", until something is done about the entire region. This is not what America is all about, though.

President Bush doesn't understand Islam. Islam will force you to conform or die. Whenever we do finally leave the fighting will resume with renewed vigor. This is why the entire region has to be addressed, in a huge life-changing way.

While I hope for success, it's not looking good with this plan.

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