Now that the Democrats have declared victory over one party rule, the real work begins.
We have a war to deal with that is consuming our troops at an ever increasing rate, a veritable meatgrinder of misdirected energy, bringing death and destruction to innocent civilians as well.
Bush and his cronies have set us on this perilous course with no plan for success. We are entangled in another countries' internal affairs, nation building I believe it is called, Trying to make Iraqis conform to our way of life.
It is NOT working.
The Democrats this January will have a chance to prove to the American people, their willingness to get the job done in Iraq. The Republicans have shown no other motivation in this are other than, "Stay the course", which is clearly not working. Troops are still dying for a failed agenda.
It has always been about the OIL, nothing more, nothing less. The program to undermine OPEC by gaining control of the worlds largest oil reserves using the "terrorism" card has failed. Sure Halliburton has raked in millions and perhaps billions in no-bid contracts to secure the oil fields and start production has run into snag after snag. Sabotage and attacks on US contractors continue to stifel efforts to gain control of the oil.
Bush finally admitted as much a couple of weeks ago by saying he did not want the oil to get into the terrorists hands. That statement was one of many in an attempt to justify the conflict, starting with the WMD scare, and ending with the REAL reason for being there, oil. Operation-Iraqi-Liberation (OIL)
So in order to stop this disgusting foreign policy debacle we must first address the issue of the oil before all else. Time to be upfront and clear. Time for the input from the owners of the land under which the oil lies. We cannot simply TAKE the oil as if it was our own, as the Administration would have us believe, the US does not own the mineral rights in Iraq, the Iraqis do. They know why we are there, to make them subserviant to the US and its policy of controlling oil production through intimidation.
These are the cards that have been brought to the table by the oil companies with the support of the Administration. The Democrats have a daunting task ahead. Return Iraq to the its people and hopefully lessen the bloodshed. Allow the Iraqis to once again control their own destiny.
Big money has slashed and burned the Constitution to put forward their fascist agenda, taking six years to do it. The situation cannot be corrected overnight. Diplomacy must be applied.
Many folks want immediate withdrawal of the troops, others favor staged withdrawal. We are deeply invested in this unjust war and like a sliver embedded in ones finger we must work carefully removing it as to leave surrounding tissue intact. So this theory must be applied here also. We must extricate ourselves slowly and methodically to avoid further strife to the Iraqis.
Diplomatic means should be applied to reduce the civil war potential getting out of hand.
The Iraqi people have had trouble co-operating with the US because we are percieved as occupiers not assistants. Assist the Iraqi people by restoring their sovreign status. Assist in the rebuilding of what we have destroyed. Help them to re-establish basic needs such as water and utilities. Respect has been taken away and replaced with dominance, it must be replaced.
Iraqis understand the current political climate is changing in their favor, we must follow through with an honest approach and a helping hand, and bring the Meatgrinder to a halt.