Sunday, November 19, 2006

Danger Lurking Below

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.


Anonymous said...

DEN -- did you have a meeting with Henry Kissinger and Lindsay Graham?

This just they say in the news biz...

Kissinger: Iraq Military Win Impossible

The Associated Press
Sunday, November 19, 2006; 2:52 PM

LONDON -- Military victory is no longer possible in Iraq, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said in a television interview broadcast Sunday.

Kissinger presented a bleak vision of Iraq, saying the U.S. government must enter into dialogue with Iraq's neighbors _ including Iran _ if progress is to be made in the region.

"If you mean by 'military victory,' an Iraqi government that can be established and whose writ runs across the whole country, that gets the civil war under control and sectarian violence under control in a time period that the political processes of the democracies will support, I don't believe that is possible," he told the British Broadcasting Corp.

But Kissinger, an architect of the Vietnam war who has advised President Bush about Iraq, warned against a rapid withdrawal of coalition troops, saying it could destabilize Iraq's neighbors and cause a long-lasting conflict.

"A dramatic collapse of Iraq _ whatever we think about how the situation was created _ would have disastrous consequences for which we would pay for many years and which would bring us back, one way or another, into the region," he said.

Kissinger, whose views have been sought by the Iraqi Study Group, led by former Secretary of State James Baker III, called for an international conference bringing together the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, Iraq's neighbors _ including Iran _ and regional powers like India and Pakistan to work out a way forward for the conflict.

"I think we have to redefine the course, but I don't think that the alternative is between military victory, as defined previously, or total withdrawal," he said.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he disagreed with Kissinger. Graham told CBS television's "Face the Nation" program that more U.S. troops might be needed to help stem the violence in Iraq.

"We do not have security in Iraq," Graham said. "The only way you'll ever get a political solution to the differences that exist among the Iraqi people is to control the violence.

"I am willing to send more American troops to make that happen. I believe in the Iraqi people. But they can't get it done at this level of violence."
© 2006 The Associated Press

Anonymous said...

Nov 19, 1:31 PM EST Rep. Rangel Will Seek to Reinstate Draft

This move by Charlie Rangel meshes with my friend's thinking -- the friend I mentioned the other day on this blog who is the exec director of a peace/justice organization.

If I were a betting woman....

Gerald said...

Keep an interest in cleaning up our rigged electronic elections so that we have paper trails to count our vote.

Never permit the military draft to be reinstated because it will make it easy for endless wars to be etched in the Nazi American psyche.

Gerald said...

Shit just keeps rising to the top from both parties

Gerald said...

Is a stupid Democrat born every three minutes with his bed partner, a Nazi?


Gerald said...

The Long Good-bye

This disease is often called the long good-bye. We must find ways to slow down this dreaded disease.

Gerald said...

Today, some 4.5 million men and women are engaged in their own cruel battles with Alzheimer’s disease. Their families are also drafted into the struggle, to a greater or lesser degree. Full-time home care imposes crushing burdens on caretakers, who rarely receive adequate community support. Affordable nursing facilities are often dreadful or nonexistent. A huge public-health crisis already exists in the treatment of our rapidly aging population, and it will only deepen. As there is yet no cure and there are no certain preventive measures, it is estimated that by 2050 there will be 16 million cases of Alzheimer’s.

To meet the practical, financial, and health-care needs of the growing population of the cognitively impaired aged will be a formidable task. Solutions will require social and political changes of great magnitude. To devise and mobilize needed health-care reforms is going to take expertise, political skill, and leadership well beyond the ability of most of us. In the interim, those who have experience with the epidemic can offer whatever wisdom we can garner to prepare others to cope and to survive spiritually and psychologically.

Gerald said...

Nazis control our free speech

Gerald said...

Where do the Democrats stand?

Gerald said...

Nazi America is leader in world terrorism

Gerald said...

“U.S. arms transfers end up fueling conflict, arming human rights abusers, or falling into the hands of U.S. adversaries,” the report stated. “As in the case of recent decisions to provide new F-16 fighter planes to Pakistan, while pledging comparable high-tech military hardware to its rival India, U.S. arms sometimes go to both sides in long-brewing conflicts, ratcheting up tensions and giving both sides better firepower with which to threaten each other. Far from serving as a force for security and stability, U.S. weapons sales frequently serve to empower unstable, undemocratic regimes to the detriment of U.S. and global security.”


Anonymous said...

Gerald, because you post here and probably continue to do so at the other blog, perhaps you can alert Dr. Benson to these links. He has expressed an interest in impeachment in the past, so on the possibility he hasn't seen these opportunities to move impeachment along....never ventured, nothing gained.


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DEN said...

Micki, Henry is one of my readers, LOL!

Gerald, the Dems seem to at least be trying to fix some of the stuff, time will tell.
Try not to be too tough on them yet.

Nite all!