The Iraq situation is undoubtedly FUBAR. And you know what?
It's going to be a catch-22 all around, folks.
No matter what we do, the place is GOING to descend into an even deeper bloodbath than it is now. All those fools who are saying that civil war isn't occuring are talking out of their butts.
What do you call dozens of Iraqis dying EACH DAY from attacks? Sunni and Shia going at each others' throats? Heck, I've even heard of some Sunni/Shia killing some of their own to start fights between each sect-saying that "THE OTHER GROUP" was responsible.
Those in Bush's circles won't say it's a civil war, probably because of the kind of reaction they fear from the American public.
And this will be WORSE-MUCH WORSE
than Vietnam. With Vietnam, you were fighting a country. With Iraq, you are fighting a religious ideology.
Just look at the world around you. How many countries have radical Islamists? Those who hate Western ideals with a savage passion? Remember the whole uproar over the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed?
The Pandora's Box is open. There is no closing it.
George Bush was looking for some idiotic form of revenge for 9/11. He wanted to appease the American public, which was full of grief and fury.
And look where it got us.
Edited by Digital Man, 18 November 2006 - 10:35 PM.