Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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The other big news out of there was that the shadow Iranian governor of Iraq, Ayatollah Sistani, put the veto on taking out Sadr and his militia. The whole place has become a bowl of spagetti for the US, we have no real options anymore. Sadr is Iran. He has 100,000 men under arms, and if we moved against him we would have millions of Shiites rioting in the streets. A total no-win situation is developing, with major civilian unrest coming on the horizon, with the Sunnis going over the edge with the execution of Saddam while Sadr stirs the cauldron of hate for the US and the British among the Shiites - a classic colonial nightmare, both factions heading for riots. It will be civilian riots that eventually end the US occupation of Iraq.
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