Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Dr. Dilznick, Aug 7, 2006.
Hmm... So we go into a sovereign nation, turn its government upside down and then plan to leave when it all descends to the deepest levels of chaos? Nice.
A driveby shitting of global proportions.
Can we ban our country from the earth?
From the perspective of a gay agnostic moderate politically-informed American, this is just more of the same.
We seem to be doing a pretty good job of that by ourselves.
Sadly, that's true.
We keep it up, we're going to be the most alienated country to date.
Someone foreign wanna marry me so I can be from their country instead?
That area of the earth has always been at civil war. Geographically, it was the first place humans settled after we migrated out of Africa then spread to the west, north, and east. Thereafter, populations migrating (and conquering) had to traverse the middle east; this constant admixture of populations and cultures has always presented conflict, unrest, and struggle to maintain each culture's identity. From the dawn of human habitation in the region it has never enjoyed peace and has been in perpetual civil war for over 8,000 years. We shan't put an end to it...such results need to come from the indigenous people who need to see themselves as more similar than different, which they do not.
I offered to cook you Thai food, does that count. I promise to make it a Vegan as possible.:wink:
EDIT: Which reminds me, OK soon. Bit busy today.
Completely vegan. Animal items now cause me tremendous physical discomfort. Trust me. Shall we both be from Thailand then?
No, I'm English but have been through Thailand a few times enroute elsewhere, and, on balance my fondest memories are of the food. Now I think about it, I'm unsure (in the context of Iraq) that British nationality would represent a step up. But as EU nationals we would have 24 (soon to be 26) other countries to choose from and some of those have great food too....:wink::smile:
Where would all of the illegal aliens struggle to go?
Actually, no. You deserve a lot better.
Anyway, Iraq at Civil War? What about the oil? NOoooooooooooooooooooooo!
Nah, just our current administration and legislature. I love my country, I just detest our current emperor and his court.
Civil war may be the only face-saving exit the Bush team can orchestrate (be it by design or by incompetence?).
My guess? Presumably a strong US Gulf presence would continue (in Kuwait?) and the arming of the side the US wants to win would continue. The US would presumably want a substantial presence to "protect its strategic interests" — the oil, and deter Iran from invasion.
The US government of that point in the future would try to operate from a position of policeman and rebuilder... disavowing any responsibility for the US failure to manage the invasion (or liberation as they refer to it in Orwellian-speak) or the transition to stability in the first place.
Or just maybe we'll encourage the good people over there to intolerate the Islamic fundamentalist rats with our backing.