Democrat and Independent Thinker..."The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." -Nietzsche

Commenting on many things, including..."A government more dangerous to our liberty, than is the enemy it claims to protect us from." - Keith Olbermann

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Lower your heads!

Just as I blogged a week ago, just after the report on Iraq was first released, Bush has no intention of implementing the recommendations. He has made it clear today. He insists that we will stay until we "win", and the enemy is defeated.

As I have said many times before, win what and defeat what enemy?

Suppose you have two guys who are being held apart from fighting one another. You force the holder's to let them go. Then, you stand in between them and declare, I'm standing here until I win this fight.

First of all, as we say where I'm from, you don't have a dog in this fight. Second of all, you might not have started the fight, but you caused the fighting. Third of all, you can't win a fight when its between OTHER FUCKING PEOPLE.

All that's gonna happen is that the two are both going to turn on you, beat the hell out of you, toss you out of the fight you don't belong in, and then beat the crap out of each other. And, there is not one thing you can do to stop it. Except, maybe, go get their daddies and let them stop it.

It's way past time to go get the Daddies. Let Saudi Arabia support the Sunni's, Al Qaeda or not. It doesn't matter. What else should they do? Iran will, of course, support the Shi'ite's. They'll either fight it out, or agree to a solution.

All we can do is try to encourage them to do so and ask someone else to try to broker peace. We've blown it. We no longer have a place in this process because we caused it. It's time to relinquish this to some entity who can make progress, like the U.N. or some other country.

Personally, I vote for France. They have the big mouths. Plus, it's way past time they did something to pay us back for saving their country. Twice.

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