God bless you, Rebeccah. God bless...
The essential folly of these wars was and continues to be the notion that all humans yearn to live like Europeans and Americans and that they are eager to shake off their own ways to adopt our cultural anf political views. That was never true and it is not true now. A corollary of this foolishness was the idea that "allies," in other words, willing subordinates, could be fashioned from these countries if political majorities were empowered in elections held under occupation. In Iraq, such a process has brought to power a majority Shia government that does not wish to share power with the Sunni Arabs and is moving steadily poward its natural ally, Iran. So far, the Maliki government has not lived up to the power sharing agreement that ended the parliamentary crisis last year.
The Obama Administration's NSC is run by political hacks from capitol hill. They don't have a clue as to what I am talking about. Romney has filled his team with the Ziocons who did such a good job for Bush in his first term.
I am going to the gun show today.... Bye... pl