Typically, I keep this focused on Dayton- and local issues.
However, today the US death toll in Iraq officially went over the number killed on 9/11.
To the people of the US- and our idiot president: we won the war. We attacked Iraq, we decimated its military, we captured their leader, we forced a new government. We won.
It’s time to leave Iraq. Pull back to Kuwait and other staging areas- and let them fight amongst themselves- or get ready for to take us on again- when we get tired of the loud mouthed idiots who are fueled by a united hatred of us as occupiers. Sooner or later, the Iraqi people will either kill themselves off- or realize that unless they get their act together on their own- they are in for a routine, old fashioned ass kicking every few years when we feel like it.
There is no point in staying inside Iraq. The battle for hearts and minds can’t be won by us as invaders. They must find their own equilibrium and leadership- without our help. Although this sounds cold- we could circle the troops in one area- and provide a safe zone for those who want to live in peace- in an under populated area- and let the rest work itself out.
If our country was invaded, do you honestly think that every Jim-Bob and Billy-Ray wouldn’t be taking pot shots at the occupiers? I know I would. This “mission” is impossible. It’s time to declare military victory- and leave Iraq to sort its own problems out.
To those who lost their lives on 9/11- you have been “avenged” 10 plus fold.
To those brave soldiers who have given their lives- you are an example of what makes our country great. All of you wanted to bring peace and justice to Iraq- it’s our leadership that failed you.
Peace in the Middle East will never come over the barrel of a gun, car bomb, or oil. Where is their Ghandi?