Date registered: Apr 2006
Vehicle: '90 300 CE, '91 560 SEC, (R.I.P.) '82 300SD (sold)
Location: Sarasota, FL
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IMO the only logical solution in Iraq is to subdivide it into three different countries each ruled by their majority governmant (read as religious faction). Then divide it between the Kurds, Sunnis and the Shiites. In other words let them each have a piece of the action and get the hell out. Then work with each new country individually to con them out of their oil.
As for Afghanistan, I still say had we poured as much money into it as we have into Iraq in the form of building a decent infrastructure i.e. roads, schools, hospitals, power plants, we could have won the loyalty of the people to the point that the Taliban would not be tolerated, much less allowed to flourish.
But in the end, I doubt that anything can really create a democratic government in either country since they've been governed by basically warlords since biblical times.
Gulf Coast Coupes
'90 300CE w/ 17" AMG Monoblock wheels, H&R springs, euro headlights, clear corners, dual exhaust (no cats)
'91 560SEC w/ 17" 3pc. AMG wheels, clear corners, no cats â€“ R.I.P. (drowned Jan. '09}
'82 300SD sold
Last edited by JFlyer; 09-13-2006 at 01:57 PM.