Thursday, January 13, 2005

Iraqi Civil War

I hear a lot of talk these days about how Iraq is on the verge of civil war if the US leaves, or when the US leaves, or whatever. But it makes me wonder, with a bunch of people over there trying to move forward and have elections, and another bunch trying to assassinate everyone involved in the elections and threatening to kill people who particiapte, aren't they kind of already in the middle of a civil war? Or is there some nuance I'm missing that means it doesn't qualify?

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5 comments:

Fixer said...

It's as close as you can get to a civil war, my friend, but if those words, civil war, cross someone in the Bush administration's lips, they will actually have to admit what a fiasco it really is over there.

ukhitchhiker said...

It's likely that once the elections are past the USA and the UK will abdicate their responsibilities and leave them to it.

We might not much have liked the way things were before but does that give us the right to wade in and impose our will on a totally different society?

A few years back, President Bill Clinton appeared in Northern Ireland, said a few words and hey.. magically the problem is solved. How do I know this? Tony Blair said so.

Anyone who want's to be in charge should automatically be disqualified from doing so... who said that? I did :)

Buster Van Buren said...

Frankly, at this point, I'd just as well that they have a civil war. With any luck, they'll kill each other to such a level that we won't need to be there anymore. I know that's mean, but I'm tired of American boys getting killed for NO EFFING REASON other than a grudge match being played out by Dubya.....There's my two cents worth...

the Grand High Poobah said...

The Bush Administration, I do believe, never intends on leaving Iraq, but rather plans on keeping it as an oil-rich dominion of the great American Empire, simply installing a puppet government much like that of the Somozas in Nicaragua. Racist as the Bush's are, I doubt most sincereley they'd ever even consider allowing the wogs to rule themselves as they see fit.

Fixer said...

But, Mr. Poobah, we don't have the troops to retain a permanent presence in Iraq. We'll either have to begin a drawdown within the next year, or restart the draft.