Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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We have no future with the Shia, because they hate our fucking guts.
You are going to have your three states. This is the final result of the Right's brilliant plan to invade Iraq: A Sunni state ruled by Al Queda, which in fact it is right now this moment. A Shiite Iranian client state, run by Hezbollah-style militias, which is in fact what it is right now, this moment, leaving Iran in de facto control of one-third of the world's oil supply, since the Shia portion is the one that has the vast oil pools. A Kurdish mini-state that nobody wants to exist. Yes, a brilliant plan.
If the US was a moral country run by moral men, this is what we would really do:
Withdraw from Iraq and apologize to its people for five years of murder, rape and torture instigated by us.
Withdraw military support from Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt.
Call for UN elections for a united democratic Arab state, with the single condition that it's constitution must recognize Israel.
Leave them the hell alone.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address