Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Cheney is a "war criminal advocating terrorism"

Dick Cheney has been called a war criminal advocating terrorism. Not, as one of my Marine correspondents would prefer to suggest, by the leftist media, but by an insider with impeccable credentials – Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff under Colin Powell. He accuses the vice president and the defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld of heading a cabal of extreme nationalistic and messianic voices within the Bush administration. It seems, cracks are appearing in the edifice of the “neocon” American empire.

He is scathing about claims by the war-mongers that they could not have known that things would turn sour in Iraq. He claims that Cheney was fully aware that the Iraq invasion would create more terrorism, because "otherwise I have to declare him a moron, an idiot or a nefarious bastard." Strong language from someone who, after all, had supported the Iraq war.

All this will come as a disappointment for die-hard marines. I am not referring to the naked-fighting Royal variety. I mean the ones who, for example, vent their spleen by sending me the following email: “Let all of the islam scum you know that, as of last year all United States Marines in country have been coating their ammo in pigs blood.
That means every muslim cocksucker shot or killed is going straight to hell. Have a nice day.”

The self-declared marine, of course, only displayed his ignorance of matters relating to heaven and hell, but he also gives the lie to the postulations by war president Bush and his cronies that this is a fight for democracy, not against Islam and Muslims. Naked Marines, Marines with a high level of hatred and low IQ, in-fighting amongst the upper echelons of the military, it all opens a window for us into the decadent world of the defenders of so-called civilisation.

It also tells us, unfortunately, that you can insult Muslims with impunity. You can get arrested for the thought-crime of simply asking a question about the Jewish holocaust as the recent cases of Zündel, Ruldolph and Irvine show, but Muslims remain scot-free. You can call them names, detain them, torture them, shoot them with impunity (without coated ammunition, of course, because the animal rights lobby wouldn’t stand for the frivolous killing of pigs).

I sent a complaint to the ISP from where the offensive hate-mail originated: direcpc.com / direcway.com operated by Hughes Network Systems in Germantown, MD, and did not have the courtesy of a reply. I emailed the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to follow this up and was met with the same cold shoulder lack of response. I suppose there’s no money in it.

47 Comments:

At 29 November 2005 at 12:03, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many of us are not shocked by this, infact it was known all along he is a war criminal. No different to Bush, Blair,Sharon and the Yogo duo.
Still nice to see it out in the open, but I doubt if anything will be done about it. It will be convieniantly replaced by yet another uncovered terrorist plot. That sure keeps us in our place (scared)

What are the doctors views regarding Saddam's trial?
Handcuffed and dragged into court by soldiers of an occupying army infront of a judge who is unsure which laws of which nationality he is told to enforce.

 
At 29 November 2005 at 13:37, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. Mustaqim

Coming from another U.S. Marine, I'm really sorry about the idiot who has corresponded with you and written such grotesque things. I can assure you that he does not speak for the U.S. Marines as a whole, by no means. I personally have served in Iraq and have never seen this actually take place. In fact, this is the first I have seen of this, at all. Just goes to prove that their are idiots in every walk of life. I hope you know that when I speak of the ones we are fighting, it is the extremists. I do not advocate stereotyping of any religion, race, or creed. Once again, I apologize for the comments you have just spoken of.

 
At 29 November 2005 at 13:43, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you realize that no matter which side of the fence Americans stand, that there will be personal issues involved. I am certainly not saying that this report is coming from someone who has a personal vendetta against Cheney. But there is nothing said in this article that has not been said before. The American Administration will always face these sort of accusations. And further, I would like to know what constitutes "reliable source." I didn't know there was a such thing anymore. Seems like everyone has their "reliable sources".

 
At 29 November 2005 at 13:48, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After all, if the Americans are such scum, as you seem to be eluding too, then why do you suddenly believe this guy? What makes his service more impeccable than anyone else in the American Administration. It's funny how that works. No one believes what the administration has to say until someone in the administration says something you agree with. Hmmmm!! Can't have it both ways you know.

 
At 29 November 2005 at 14:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless America
We are the only nation whos political leaders get direct instructions from GOD and our soldiers are GODS soldiers.
Thats why we kick ass.

 
At 29 November 2005 at 14:34, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Careful there buddy. You're quickly making yourself out to be someone the extremists claim to be...Instruments of God's plan. You're making yourself out to be no better than them.

 
At 29 November 2005 at 14:58, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheers buddy but I am right God has blessed us with the mightiest Army. We have more nukes than the rest of the world put together. Why cant I be proud to be American? I am tired of being told to keep it under wraps. We rule the world that is a fact and I am proud of it. We have total control, just look at our military bases and strong economy . We lead and the rest follow. This is all possible because god watches over his people. So lets be proud and fly the flag high.

 
At 29 November 2005 at 15:02, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is also why we are hated. I don't know about you, but I would rather be a nation who helps people who can't fend for themselves be able to have a voice..rather than boasting about how many nukes we have. I am very proud to be an American. I hold my head high. But I certainly do not shove our power down people's throats and then boast about it. Making enemies doesn't help.

 
At 29 November 2005 at 15:03, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I take it you're a Christian. Remember, Jesus taught thru love...not fear. If you want to include God in your comments, you might want to remember that one.

 
At 29 November 2005 at 15:17, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they dont like to hear of our success then it tuf cookies pal. We have earned our right to call ourselves the elite amongst men. Yes it does give me a warm feeling to know we have the most nukes that is natural, don't you think? If we make more enemies as you say then at least we have the capability to do something about it so why be scared.

 
At 29 November 2005 at 15:24, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about you, but I don't like being hated...no matter what capabilities and assets we have. What's the point in making enemies if we don't have too? There's a difference in being scared and being rational. There's a difference in being smart about our abilities and being frivolent about them. When's the last time we used Nukes? More isn't necessarily better when it only takes a few to cause massive destruction. Remember the Romans? Remember their arrogance? Now, remember what happened to the Romans? You're falling right in line. I'm glad you are proud. But don't be stupid about it!!

 
At 29 November 2005 at 15:35, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes I agree with you on that one. We are like the romans. Actually like the Crusaders also. If arabs had the number of nukes we have they would plaster it all over.
Infact if they had one they would wear it. You asked when we last used one? I cant remeber but it sure did the job. Now we have thousands and much more powerful. Even if we didnt have them our conventional weopens are the best. just no comparison.

 
At 29 November 2005 at 15:45, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buddy you're playing a dangerous game here that you need to put to an immediate halt. Let me say this to anyone who is reading this blog. The only crusade the Americans are on is the one to give people their basic civil right to life and being able to make decisions on their own. The only one's who consider this a religious crusade are the Islamic extremists and this guy, whoever he is. This isn't about religion or weapon strength buddy. It's about giving oppressed people rights without having to answer to thugs in masks and with guns pointed at their heads. The extremists are the only ones who blame us for being on some religious crusade. I would suggest you stop now before you dig yourself and your country a hole. Remember that everytime you write something for the world to see, you are representing the people you are writing for. This is a destructive path you have chosen. There's a difference in being scared and being smart. Right now you are niether, and that's more dangerous to you than anyone who has fear. Be proud, but don't be stupid!!!

 
At 29 November 2005 at 15:52, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think he is right. After all it was Bush (leader of the free world)(commander in thief) who called it a crusade until he had his knuckles wrapped. He then renamed it as THE WAR ON TERROR. This is well documented. I did not make that up.

 
At 29 November 2005 at 16:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again I say, how many times has Bush been caught in wars with words. You should know by now that he isn't articulate. Again, the only Crusade we are on is the one to give people their individual rights, not a religious crusade. We have Muslims in America for crying out loud. Don't you think if this were a religious crusade that we would be more concerned about the ones in our own back yard?

 
At 29 November 2005 at 16:02, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are and we are acting, arn't we

 
At 29 November 2005 at 16:08, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you shy away from calling it a crusade why must we camoflage our intentions. We both mean and want the same . You say it with 20 words I say it with 4. Still both mean the same. be brave stand up, dont hide. No wonder they think they can take us on.

 
At 29 November 2005 at 16:10, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you tell me. But I imagine anything we do will be totally blown out of proportion and that we will be on crusade here also. I think you can honestly say that every religious sect here in America is discriminated against. It is an ongoing theme here now. No one is exempt. However, it is still nice to know that we can worship within our places of worship however and whichever God we please. But with America, we're damned if we do, damned if we don't.

 
At 29 November 2005 at 16:13, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because it just aint true. Point blank. Why do you have such issues with this? I take it you are in the military?

 
At 29 November 2005 at 16:19, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we both mean the same. You hide it I dont. stand up for once and stop trying to put xmas lights on our tanks. we both want our empire to expand globaly just as you said like the Romans. Lets be honest man. who wouldnt and we dont want anyone to stand in our way. So , by hook or by crook we shall conquer.

 
At 29 November 2005 at 16:26, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope this is fun for you. I honestly feel like you're an American hater who is trying to make us look bad. Because you do not speak for the American people, nor the military I might add. I don't hide anything. And you obviously are not hiding, either your true intentions in this blog, or your stupidity. And I say it is both.

 
At 29 November 2005 at 16:35, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sorry if my opinion upsets you but I asure you there are many proud Americans like me. We serve god and country everyday. You may think I am stupid but when I see the flag fly it touches my soul. When I think of 9/11 I know we have a right to do whatever we want wherever we want.We should stand as brothers against the evil before us.

 
At 29 November 2005 at 16:48, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your elitist attitude and your hatred will bring you nothing but emptyness in the end buddy. I would say good luck in your crusade...but your crusade brings nothing but hatred and destruction. I'm really sorry for you!!

 
At 30 November 2005 at 11:51, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is clear that extremist exist on both sides. So why are the Muslim ones singled out. Fanatical Americans are evidently very active and enjoy being un noticed.

 
At 30 November 2005 at 13:22, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because they appear to be the only ones who believe they will be rewarded for suicide and mass killings of innocent civilians. Have you been watching or even listening to anything that has been going on in the past 4 years?

 
At 30 November 2005 at 15:47, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You certaily havn't been watching or listening to anything but your own views.The American chap writing on this page claimed he was acting for god. He tells of how the American army is Gods army and how American leaders are directly guided by god. This means they believe they are being killed doing gods work. Now come on how fanaticle is that. Sad thing is he aint the only one. Even Bush claims to be acting out the will of god and states god speaks to him directly. How scary is that?Just read up and see how he is such a strong American Christian on a crusade. Dont try to put a curtain of a popular American view.

 
At 30 November 2005 at 16:01, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Americanc are proud of the ability they have to "nuke" who ever and whenever. Has America Signed up to control or reduction of the much loved nuclear bombs? If not who are they to prevent other nations from obtaining them. Such hypocracy. The people of the world are not all intoxicated by hollywood, FOX news, macdonalds cola. It cant go on for ever.what do they say? after 9/11 we can do what we want wherever we want. Wake up and see through the mist of hate, anger and propaganda.
It would seem as though the American public have been dumbed down to such a level where all they need to be told now is who the good guys are and who the bad are. Based on that level of ineligence they will sacrifice their lives. Lemmings have more sense don't they

 
At 30 November 2005 at 16:38, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No doubt America has idiots! No doubt America has fanatics. Nuke boy is just an idiot. Let me ask you this though. Would you want Iran to have nuclear weapons, knowing they want Israel wiped off the face of the earth? Do you honestly think that giving these people the freedom to have nuclear weapons would be smart. If so, you are seriously fooling yourself. Every religion has its fanatics. I'm not denying that. The difference is their impact on the rest of society. If you are comparing the American society with that of Iraq or Iran, you are obviously dillusioned.

 
At 30 November 2005 at 16:40, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am the same chap who was telling nuke boy what an idiot he was yesterday, for your info.

 
At 30 November 2005 at 16:58, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You dont seem much different from the American Nuke boy
Read what you just wrote..
YOu asked me if I think GIVING THESE PEOPLE nukes is sensible?
Firstly YOU buddy are not giving anything they can and will make it. secondly They are no more safe in the hands of lunatic American leaders who claim to have direct communication with god than they are with Iran or Iraq.

How many countries posses such murderous weapons and who has actually fanatical enough to use them?

 
At 30 November 2005 at 17:32, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WWII buddy. And it wound up saving millions of lives in the end. Well, if you think it's okay for them to have them, and if you think we are as fanatical as the Iranians, then I hope for your sake they do make them and they do have them. I'm just sorry there are people like you who are just itching to see what they'll do with them. Be careful what you wish for. You just may get it. For the sake of humanity, I hope it doesn't happen. The world learned how terrible these weapons are with Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Why do you think they haven't been used. But the fact that we have them has prevented another World War from happening. We're just smart enough not to use them. Can't say that will happen with Iran. But I guess you can't wait to find out. This isn't about America wanting to keep other nations from having nukes. It's about keeping the nukes out of the hands of people who aren't smart enough not to use them. After all, the Iranian president did threaten Israel AGAIN didn't he? Or are you also in denial about that, "ole chap."

 
At 30 November 2005 at 18:08, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to see what these so called "murderous Americans" are doing in Iraq, try looking at it from the view of those who are actually there. If you are really interested and so concerned about what's happening in Iraq, then I'm assuming you want to see the complete picture...right? Not just what the media portrays! Check out this link:

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,81447,00.html

 
At 30 November 2005 at 20:57, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahaha was that supposed to be funny www militarynews com :-) the address says it all.

Ohh I see this is all about who is smart and who isn't. Yanks are smart so they can have nukes Iranians arn't smart so they must not be allowed. how smart did you feel Mr smartipants when you nation bombs people into your brand of hypocracy i mean democracy. How smart was it to bully the UN into yet another ilegal invation with no plan of leaving.

If you are so concerned about the freedom and welfare of mankind. Then why dont you look in ure back yard. The world was shocked at the neglect and despair of the blacks in New Orleans. A third world state where blacks have no rights no freedom no food no medicine no democracy no jobs no hope and no future. They were not even allowed to leave and escape the floods because they were turned around by their white neibouring states at gunfire. Wake up buddy , just stop being so smug and look at youself from a non American position. Even after Katrina your commander in thief couldn't be bothered to get his butt of the golf course.

Oh and so what if Iran said Isreal should be destroyed. well overdue if you ask me. How many countries does America have on its hit list. How many down and how many to go. Axis of EVIL how pathetic.. STOP talking be quiet and pretend for one second you were not born a yank . In other works time for a reality check buddy.

 
At 30 November 2005 at 21:24, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denial buddy. That's what you're in. You must watch CNN...who by the way did a piece on injured American Troops who are reabilitating back in the states. CNN was shocked to see that every single troop was ready to go back. Not just because their buddies were there, but because they believed in the cause. Your hatred for America and its administration blinds you. You can't see past it to see the big picture. Wake up buddy. You're falling right in line with the media....."who cares about the people of Iraq, their freedom, the welfare of the troops....we just want to be loud and bring down the administration...that's all that matters." Sound familiar? What have you done with your freedom buddy, besides insult those who are trying to provide that very freedom to people who don't even know what it is. "Who cares about the Iraqi people and their freedom" "we don't care what they want"....."we just hate America, that's all we know." If you're so concerned about it, why not hop a plane to Iraq and see for yourself. Wait a minute. You can't do that. Your too busy wallowing in your own freedoms....right? Look in the mirror buddy. You'll see a self consumed person who don't care about others, just himself.

 
At 30 November 2005 at 21:35, Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, you totally made my point about you. Didn't even bother to look at the website did you? Exactly my point. Don't care what's actually happening. Afraid it may not be quite the media portrays it. Wouldn't have something to insult the Americans and complain about then would you. By the way, I totally understand how frustrating it was to see what was happening in New Orleans. I'm not making excuses for our government or anyone on that issue. I know we dropped the ball. Thank you for again pointing out our downfalls. Nice to see you only know the bad things and not the good. I know America isn't perfect. I know we have issues. But trying to help people who can't help themselves is something for everyone to deal with. Not just America. I am very grateful to those who helped during the Katrina crisis....no matter who they were. So don't even go there. Did you help by the way? I did. Not trying to say I'm an angel by any means. Just trying to drive your point and my point home.

 
At 30 November 2005 at 21:49, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sure you have been to Iraq and you is the expert well so have I. I have a house and family there, happy ?

It is apparant there is no point in further communicating with you.
Initially you said you wanted to speak with people around the world to assertain their views. It just turns out you want someone to talk at and make yourself feel better. No point me wasting my time if you just keep repeating the same codswhollop. How does it go. Oh we want to save the world we represent the needy. Well Mr Robocop large American companies have carved up my Iraq and you want to lecture me..
You are unable to conduct a proper debate because you never comment on what was just said to you, which means you havn't read or simply blank it out.
You dont want to learn about other people you just want to convince them you are right and they are wrong.
Well I expect you have had a view of what other people belive, sorry it wasn't the view you wanted to hear.

 
At 30 November 2005 at 21:56, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do want to hear other people's views. But they're all the same too. That's why you keep getting the same stuff back. All I hear and read are insults. As someone who is trying to find solutions and who wants to hear about solutions from other people, that gets really old. you asked me to myself in your shoes, and I do. I know why people hate the u.s. Everyone feels that we stick our noses in everyone elses business. We do have an arrogance about us that is very unattractive. But we also honestly do try to help people. So when we get insulted up one side and down the other on a regular basis, it does get old. I am willing to talk. I do want to listen. But tell me how you would fix the situation, not how horrible we are. Does this make sense?

 
At 30 November 2005 at 21:58, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And also, put yourself in my shoes.

 
At 30 November 2005 at 22:27, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Oh and so what if Iran said Isreal should be destroyed. well overdue if you ask me"

"YOu asked me if I think GIVING THESE PEOPLE nukes is sensible?
Firstly YOU buddy are not giving anything they can and will make it"

"sure you have been to Iraq and you is the expert well so have I. I have a house and family there, happy ?"


Working for the Iraqis or the Iranians?

 
At 30 November 2005 at 22:45, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huh who put up the last message ?

 
At 30 November 2005 at 23:26, Anonymous Anonymous said...

read all the above comments and you'll see where these quotes were derived from

 
At 1 December 2005 at 09:24, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone can cut and paste not only does it take things out of context but also displays a lack of originality, effort and ability to hold a debate.

 
At 1 December 2005 at 10:13, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was the amongst the first to feel that flow of human kindness when USA got involved in Bosnia. Not because it was to support Muslims but because it was an act of humanity and what made it special was knowing the USA had no material gain from it. Done specificaly to rescue people who were being killed for who they were and not what they had done. I will always hold the USA in high regard for that. Although it took place over several years and in europes back yard the European nations proved to be toothless and paralysed until America got involved.

Sadly, all other interventions have to my opinion just been wrong wrong wrong. It seems as though the the American politicians/administration are working to a plan to dicredit themselves as much as possible. Without help from others.

I'm not just talking about forign policy involving Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, etc. USA also suffers in my view because of its refusal to even admit such a major problem as global warming. USA is know to be the largest poluter yet refuses to admit or sign up to any agreed reduction. These things combined creat anti USA feelings.

So putting aside the usaual banta I have no personal ill feeling against the USA and Americans. Infact I have relatives there and I also visit. Even a big OCC and ZZtop fan :-)

OK, you said you wish to talk about solutions, I ll give you one.

America should hand over everything to the UN and withdraw asap. This would de Americanise the situation wich is most of the problem as they are considered to be an ocupying force. The increase in Iraqi torture camps and brutality also does not help the USA. The UN may respond with " Hey you broke it you fix it " or " we told you not to go in with guns blazing". Either way enough countries will make the UN takeover.

Oh another thing would be to give a clear signal to Isreal. Aserting pressure upon it to comply with the many UN resolutions against it which include the taking down of the horrible wall of apartied etc etc.

If USA wants to police the world then all I suggest is for it to be even handed and fair. Or it becomes the only superpower in the world which is sadly corrupt to the core.

 
At 1 December 2005 at 13:54, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I had a long response for you. But like a dummy I hit the wrong button and it got deleted. So I'll try it again.

Thank you for the repsonse. This is actually the first response that I've received on this blog that wasn't in any way an insult at America. Though I know we do deserve some of it.

Let me first respond to your comment on the U.N. I think, especially since the war broke out in 2003, that it is fairly obvious that the U.N. was American dominated. It's almost like it just withered away when we unilaterally went into Iraq. And I will be the first to say that it is our fault. We do have our noses in evereyone elses business. I know that. But in many cases, I'm glad we do. The U.N. is not built for sustainment nor for combat. It is built more for negotiation and relief. If the U.N. were to go into Iraq on its own, it would be slaughtered. And I'm not saying that literally. It just wouldn't have the power to sustain itself and to protect the democracy there. In reality, do you honestly think the U.N. would set up a large scale operation in Iraq, even if we were to leave?

I will always feel that our invasion of Iraq was justified, if only to take down Sadaam and his tyrants. Now, the war has been ran terribly since the insurgency started up. I know you've read some of this before, but keep this in mind. Sadaam went against 21 U.N. resolution, and still the U.N. wanted to negotiate. Bill Clinton negogiated the U.S. right into 911. You can't negogiate with terrorists. It just don't work. I'm not saying that Sadaam had anything to do with 911. That's not my point. And I understand that our premise for the invasion was that he had WMD. I'm sorry we haven't found it. But here's what has happened since the days we entered Baghdad.

We were prepared to help the Iraqi's form a democratic governemt. We were going to help them rebuild their country. At that time there was no insurgency. But I still say that if the insurgency had layed low and kept quiet, we would be well on our way to rebuilding the country for them. And we would have about one quarter the troops there right now. The fact is, if the Sunnis and the Shia would let things play out this thing could have been over a long time ago. Instead, the Sunnis shot themselves in the foot by boycotting the elecions, slaughtering their own people, and continuing attacks on their own people and the coalition. There was a meeting held yesterday between Sunni Clerics and Marines in Ramadi. There were 200 Clerics there along with the Marines. Of course, the Sunnis demanded the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops. And the troops were blamed for the killing of civilians. The fact is, the Sunnis bring this on themselves. The Marine General answered him with this...."we are military men here. we fire when fired upon." They took seven mortar rounds just outside the compound during the meeting. Obviously the insurgents could care less that their own Sunni brothers were there and talking to the U.S. Yes, you can blame the American presence there all you want for the shootings. But the fact is, if the insurgents would stop the attacks, the Americans would rebuild the country for them, begin pulling out, and they could have their country. My suggestion is that the Sunnis get rid of Zarqawi, vote during the elections, and become part of the process. But they were stupid, boycotted the elecions, allowed Zarqawi and his thugs to slaughter their own people, and in the meantime keep the Americans there. I don't think the U.N. will be able to handle that.

I agree that there is corruption everywhere. But there always has been since the beginning of time, and there always will be. It's not an excuse, it's just a fact and a way of life. But trying to set up a democracy where the people have a voice, I will never believe, is the wrong thing.

I hear what you are saying about the global warming situation. But I can honestly say that I have not read nor seen anywhere where the Americans are denying that. Now, that doesn't mean that they are doing everything in their power to help fix the problem. I know they aren't. But I've never seen where they are denying it. I know in my hometown it is a big deal. Industries are handcuffed with new regulations. Which is bad short-term, but will be better long-term. You're right, it is an issue.

Thanks for the comments. This is the way it's supposed to be. I am sorry you feel that the Americans totally blame and are against Muslims. I would hope that you would look at your own comment and see that that isn't the case. At least not from this American!

 
At 1 December 2005 at 15:22, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In reality it may be that the UN cant cope with the Iraqi situation now but America needs to plan a withdrawl real fast. UN, NATO, Mulim league or perhaps a comnination of such organisations must be pulled in. The longer america stays the worst the situation becomes. Lets put aside the real reasons for invasion as I don't think we can agree on that, lets just look at how it is viewed all over the world even here in the UK.
The thought of American troops in a sacred historic Islamic Iraq doesn't comfort any muslim even if they claim to be there to rebuild. It should not have been broken in the first place. Americas partnership and unconditional support to Isreal will always prevent america from being considered as a do gooder within the muslim world.

I agree, there needs to be a fair election in which the sunnies dont feel excluded. The American division of oil revenue between them is unfair to the Sunnies and that is why they didnt want to ligitimise it by voting for it. But, I agree a fair vote with all sects is urgently needed. The quicker it takes place the Quicker American troops should return.

I worry about the vast reconstruction contracts awarded to large america companies I cant see that actualy happening. Who has awarded these contracts and with what authority considering we only have an unofficial interim goverment. This also gived bad vibes to the world and looks as though it could have been another dodgy reason to invade. Let the elected goverment set in , let the dust settle then the elected government ought to issue contracts to rebuild thier own country.

Here in the UK it is frequently reported and common knowledge how Bush will not accept or even use the term the Global Warming . Here we are told Blair has to force bush to acknolwlege the problem and get him to sign up to I think they call it the Kayoto agreement which is a planned reduction of harmful emissions. Even Prince Charles had to be sent on a mission to the US and speak to Bush about this problem. If USA dont agree to reduction the niether wil the up coming economies of China and India who are becoming more industrailised and increasing output of harmful emissions. As far as I know it's only the state of California who has volutarily set a targeted reduction.
You see in many ways the American administrstion only has itself to blame for how it is percieved.

 
At 1 December 2005 at 15:39, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not disagreeing with you on your last point. But at this point, even the Muslims who hate America need to see the big picture. As long as they continue their attacks and their boycotting, we will not leave. And I think that you will see the Americans ceding their power to the Iraqis, to include the companies you are referring too, as soon as the new government has proven it can sustain itself, to include the Iraqi Security Forces. I do believe that an American drawdown is the only way to see just how well they will be able to sustain themselves. Even Bush is actually saying that now. Now whether he means that or not is another story. But he is falling more in line with what his military generals are telling him. And they are telling him that we need a much smaller presence in Iraq in order to force the Iraqi's to stop being dependent on us. It's the only real way to do it.

As for the pollution problem, as bad as this sounds, we may continue to have this problem for the next three years, until the next American elecions. Just know that individual cities and towns are taking it upon themselves to try and fix the problem.

 
At 1 December 2005 at 15:42, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the only way the sunnis are going to be able to have a say-so with the oil problem is if they become involved in the government. They are only hurting themselves.

 

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