The United States have two main strategies with which to accomplish its most crucial objectives in Iraq. The creation of a professional and effective Iraqi security force goes without saying. This is needed so that we can leave Iraq in the hands of Iraqis. But establishing stability and security in Iraq, which is The United States’ primary objective, can be accomplished through one of two strategies, as mentioned before: one is for the Armed Services of The United States to establish security and stability, mainly by exterminating terrorist networks and militias, and the other is to train and equip Iraqi security forces to do it (and then maintain security and stability thereafter) themselves. The Administration chose the latter strategy, which is best strategy and the only one that will serve our interests in the long run. Read the rest of this entry »
Rather than engage in political rhetoric or insult-mongering, I will simply say that our objective now in Iraq is to help the Iraqi government establish and maintain a professional and capable force to establish and protect Iraqi national stability. Then our presence will diminish by degrees until it is practically negligible. But until that point — when Iraqi security forces can operate independently in a professional and capable manner — we cannot leave. Or, rather, we should not leave. (Our Armed Services are servile enough that if the government gave them orders to retreat, they will retreat even if they believe something else should be done.) Read the rest of this entry »
The visit of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of The House of Representatives, to Syria was a major mistake.
Syria is a state that is opposed to The United States and to their interests in a variety of ways and in a number of areas. It supports terrorism through its support of Hezbollah and of various terrorist groups in Iraq. It also assists Iran in Iran’s campaigns and programs that endanger our national security, not to mention regional security in that area of the world and setting aside for a moment Iran’s complicity with the Russia-China Axis. Having mentioned the Russia-China Axis, Syria is a part of that as well. Syria is in effect an enemy of The United States, of their interests, of their allies, and of their allies’ interests.
As evidenced in President Clinton’s diplomacy-mongering, Democrats quite naïvely place substantial trust in diplomacy and negotiations. Read the rest of this entry »