I'm pissed off at our President, mainly because he's forgotten how to prosecute the War on Terror. I supported him when we went into Iraq, because I considered Saddam to be harboring and training terrorists and because I knew that Saddam had manufactured and used chemical weapons on his own people.
I still support the war on terror, but I'm not convinced that the folks in charge in Washington, including the members of Congress, have the moral fortitude to fight a war.
Here in the United States, we're bending over backwards to not offend any Muslims, and CAIR is leading the charge to make sure that we're fully aware of their victimhood. The Six Imams of Minneapolis, who conducted the practice run to violate airport security is only one example. Those six guys should have been marched out on the tarmac and shot. One round behind each ear and left to bleed on the ramp. That would have shown a determination to win the war on terror that would resonate with the affected masses. Damn CAIR's sensibilities. Those guys should have been sent to prison the day after the towers fell.
Here in the United States, let the Muslim population know that our tolerance has been exhausted and they better start walking a tight line. That their religion is their business. They're free to practice it as long as it doesn't become a problem. One complaint, just one, and they're bound for Gitmo.
Over in Iraq, we're bending over backwards to effect a political settlement, while troops are still engaged on the ground. If we're still fighting, the politics ain't working, so pull out the politicos. Drag Sadr out and shoot him, then install an American general as military governor or the province. Give field officers the right to use whatever force necessary to secure their objectives and damn the civilian casualties. Tell Maliki he's failed as a leader and put him to work moving rubble. Let him supervise their parliament on a chain gang.
If a particular town seems to be a hotbed of resistance, pacify it with JDAMS until the rubble has bounced three or four times, then ignore it. If it becomes a problem again, pacify it again, with larger weapons. Eventually they'll get the idea.
Iraq was a secular country before we invaded it. Secular is good. Import beer, liquor and wine, and the muslim sensibilities be damned. Our troops deserve a stiff drink after a long day of quelling insurrection. Banish the burka and make the women wear shorts and halter tops. It is hot over there.
A war without beer is a big hassle, so take the largest palaces, mayoral homes, and nice buildings and convert them to NCO and service clubs. Use the newly liberated women as beer wenches, bar maids, and prostitutes. Let them scrub toilets. With their wages, institute capitalism and let them open laundries and convenience stores.
Pump the oil like it's ours. Ship it over here and continue to drain it until they've repaid every cent for their liberation. Put the men to work on building roads and infrastructure. Do you know how many light poles you can erect with a thousand willing laborers? With ten thousand? With a million? If a guy is unwilling, either shoot him or let him starve. Whatever. They've proven their unfit or unwilling to govern themselves, so treat them like subjects, not citizens.
In twenty years, ask them if they're ready for another election and do they think they are ready to govern themselves?