Unthinking Majority wrote:Sure let the US/UK leave and create a power vacuum to be filled by Iran, Syria, Russia, China, and/or whatever the next ISIS or al-Qaeda turns out to be. Great idea!
They'll always be people who whine about the end of Apartheid. They see all the terrible things of the new South Africa. They see the corrosion and disintegration of so much that was good from the Apartheid days, so much that was built up by the British colony and its White Supremacist successor state. So I find it some what tiresome to have to keep explaining to them why the Apartheid system was just not viable in the long term. It was the same the the Jim Crow South. Once they chose mixed race multi culturalism over mono cultural separatism they were doomed. As in Britain government and businees whined on about the need to import ever more foreign labour, so the South African government and south African business whined on about their need for ever more Black labour.
So its the same with Iraq, like South Africa, another Multi-cultural state under minority rule. Iraq was a multicultural state with Sunni Arab minority rule. Its neighbour Syria is of course another multicultural nightmare state, in that case with Alawite minority rule. Neither State was sustainable in the long run, like the Apartheid State neither state was viable in the long run. Even though the totalitarian police terror states in Iraq and Syria gave them a resilience over the shorter term than possessed by universal-White suffrage democratic South Africa.
In Syria I hope for a gradual transition from Alawite minority rule in a Sunni Arab majority State to a an Infidel separatist State, or failing that at least an Infidel / Shia state separatist State. It would be still be a multiculturalist state, but the very worst of the multiculturalism, the Sunni Arabs, the Sunni Turks and the Sunni Turkomen would be removed. In Iraq I supported the revolutionary overthrow of the Sunni Arab State by the United States military along with its allies.
And yes I had noticed that SCIRI and DAWA had been based in Iran. That did lead me to suspect that they might be just an incy, incy wincy slightest bit pro Iran. There's no need to be judgemental. Obviously the combined resources of the State department, the US military, the NSA and the CIA couldn't compete with me, just some geezer with a keyboard and an internet connection, when it came to information gathering and analysis.
I couldn't care less what Bush and Blair's motivation was for removing Saddam. All that mattered to me was that they got the job done.