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Thread #98226   Message #1942665
Posted By: Peace
20-Jan-07 - 02:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: Hillary is in the race for President
Subject: RE: BS: Hillary is in the race for President
The Iraq War is a "damned if you do/damned if you don't" thing for the USA and its politicians. Staying in Iraq is not what most Americans want. Leaving will result in massacres of Sunnis by Shi'ites, Shi'ites by Sunnis, Kurds by Sunnis, etc. There will be a redress of old grievances--those developed since the war began--and that redress will be bloody. So what politician will say "We are out right this minute" when for sure the blame for the killings will fall on s/he who supports pulling the pin?

I mentioned a few years back (as did a few other people) that eventually the UN would have to clean up the mess, and it looks like that will be the only 'graceful' way for the US to get back where it belongs--that is, in the US. IMO, the one hope the US has in this is to set a firm deadline and force the Iraqis to get their police services in order and working, while simultaneously getting troops from countries that are willing to assume peacekeeping duties into Iraq--peacekeepers with teeth and knowledge of the process. (IMO, the US and Britain should pay for the whole thing because it would not have been necessary without their invasion.)

And the countries who have looked at the invasion as a method of securing oil for the future will have to take a step back and begin to consider what they will do next.