Major Dad 1984

Cursed By A Classical Education

Let's just say that I intend to use this blog to blow off some steam that I might be feeling with the International/National media, my work situation, or maybe even to tee off on the family in a humorous way of course!


What Is My Desired End State in Iraq?

I'm curious to know what you folks out there in America think about what the desired end state is for our current operations in Iraq. I'll try to list mine and explain a why I feel these are important. When you don't know where you're going...any road will get you there.

1. Continue to search for the remnants of Weapons of Mass Destruction, required infrastructure, and capabilities of reconstituting such programs at a later time.

Is there any doubt that the radical Islamist and Baathist Party members would share such technology to strike at Coalition Forces currently deployed throughout Iraq and the Middle East or transport it outside Iraq if they could? Honestly, we're not sure that there are no WMDs still within Iraq. You can't prove a negative.

2. Establish a constitution or "rules of the road" for basic governmental function and define the rights of citizens.

I don't kid myself about establishing democracies throughout the world. I don't feel that it's right trying to force this form of government on any free people. There are other forms of government that can allow for the basic freedoms we enjoy here in the US and other western democracies.

I would like to see an Iraq where the religious factions could simply live in harmony and not fight over past wrongs or perceived wrongs. Why we as Christians, Jews, Moslems, Hindus and all the other world religions cannot simply agree to disagree on which "invisible man, woman or deity" to worship. God, Jehovah, Jesus, Allah, Buddha, or whoever probably wouldn't want us to treat each other as badly as were seeing in the photos and videos coming out of Iraq on a daily basis.

3. Continue to train the Iraqis in the practice of 'internal security' to keep their nation from continuing to be the lawless nation since the overthrow of Saddam.

I think we're getting this right and should continue it wholeheartedly. Iraqis need to step forward and help free their fledgling free nation from the grip of outdated ideas and concepts...and these bastards that seem to be flooding into the country to make their last stand against the Great Satan, the United States.

For the Democratic nominee for president to make a statement that America is sustaining 90% of the casualties in ongoing operations in Iraq is simply disingenuous. Iraqis are dying to set other Iraqis free and Iraqis are being caught in the crossfire between the Multinational Corps Forces, their Iraqi allies, and the terrorist insurgents. If we were to leave right now, the insurgents would want to wrestle control away from the interim government to create a harsh, theocratic government that certainly wouldn't be interested in providing Iraqi citizens basic human rights.

UPDATE!!!!! From the VP Debates and I thank Smash for his VP Debate Coverage for catching this.....

CHENEY: 90% is wrong, what about Iraqis? Cost was $120 billion, you probably weren't there to vote for that. Allies are offering $95 billion. Your facts are wrong, Senator. Hard for you to establish credibility when you voted for war, but against $87 billion. You're not credible, nor consistent. (WOW) Kerry lacks conviction to follow through.

Mr. Cheney, you're more than welcome to visit MajorDad's blog anytime you need some material. You've got my vote!

Well, I think that's enough for tonight. It's getting late. Your turn. Tag, you're it. Tell us what you want the "end state" to be in Iraq.

From the high ground!


Read the rest of the longer story!


At 4:42 PM, Blogger StinKerr said...

Looks to me like you have got it right, as usual.

Standby for your Smash-alanch now that we know you're here.

At 8:32 PM, Blogger MajorDad said...

StinKerr...I guess Mr. Cheney thought so too! Both opinions count to me!

See you on the high ground!



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