The old saying is; When you are up to your ass in alligators, you remember the original objective was to drain the swamp. But will we find the drain before the alligators find us.?
So there you have it, your typical conundrum. Screwed if you do or screwed if you do'nt, but screwed nevertheless.
So it is with this stupid war. We try to force Democracy on a people that for the large part, do not want it, rather they would like to just have their country back, to do with what they like.
But contained in that country is a form of terrorism that resembles and alligator, primitive, brutal and deadly. While we were pounding freedom into the Iraqi people, sinister and deadly forces have been united in an attempt to defeat any foreign incursion by the Christians.
Yes this is about religion. Not a benevolent one but a fierce totalitarian version willing to sacrifice themselves for their cause. How can we defeat a force that is the total opposite of everthing us Americans have been taught religion is. Truth is we cannot and will not be able to do so, it is after all their lands.
We should have learned a lesson from the Russians and their war in Afganistan years ago, but we did not. We are better than the Russians, we have more guns and bombs, we will not lose.
Ahem! Guess what? we are losing, losing troops, loosing friends and allies, losing period.
The only way out at this point is what should have been implemented in the first place before "Shock and Awe". Diplomatic talks between all parties involved to achieve an equitable solution.
Now here we are, up to our ass in alligators, with the water so deep in the swamp, we can no longer find the drain.
We cannot go-it-alone any longer, we must enlist input from neighboring countries to return some form of peace to the region. Guns and bombs are not working, rather we are facing an ever escalating assortment of rebel fighters armed with fanatical religious zeal to counteract anything we throw at them, much like the swamp, the alligators are winning.
Pray that peace gets there before it is too late.