Sunday, June 19, 2005

Wrong Message

Some Congressmen are calling for a timetable to pull out from Iraq. I believe it is a wrong message in a wrong time to be sent to the insurgents. Logically, the insurgents have no chance to win the struggle with the MNF on the ground, but they could if they sought humbug. For that they are working hard to obtain support from anyone. The insurgents are trying to gain aid from the Arab League, Islamic states, EU, UN, neighboring countries, media, clerics, organizations, individuals…etc. President Bush once said that if his homeland was invaded, he would resist the invaders fiercely. The insurgents & their mouthpieces are tenaciously clinging to what Mr. Bush said to justify their crimes. The insurgency consists of several factions. The baathists & saddamians embody themselves in these factions. The baathists & saddamians are the most powerful group among them. Pulling out from Iraq will cause these groups to appear on the ground & regain power. The baathists are good in deception, so they are expected to turn against their allies, of the present time, and wipe them out.

The first consequence of such wrong message is telling the insurgents that they are doing well by killing American soldiers. You (the insurgents) are hurting us (the Americans). This will encourage the insurgents to put more pressure on the Americans by killing more soldiers. Is it worth killing soldiers to achieve an electoral aim? I don't know what the real intention of declaring such a statement is, but I'm trying to show an Iraqi perspective. Someone, whom I spoke to, viewed it as another let down by the Americans just like the one of 1991 when they pulled out leaving the Iraqis alone to be torn apart by Saddam after the popular uprising of March 1991. Pulling out now may leave the Iraqis alone facing the fundamentalists, insurgents, terrorists, baathists, saddamians…etc.

I agree completely with President Bush in his persistence to fulfill the mission when he insisted in his
State of the Union Address on February 2, 2005 when he said:
"We will not set an artificial timetable for leaving Iraq, because that would embolden the terrorists and make them believe they can wait us out…"
and
"… all Iraqis can be certain: While our military strategy is adapting to circumstances, our commitment remains firm and unchanging. We are standing for the freedom of our Iraqi friends…"

He confirmed it again in his Radio Address of this week It seems that Iraqis should trust President Bush since he speaks honestly about what should be done in Iraq. May God bless him. I hope that the American citizens won't stop backing President Bush in his policy in Iraq.

14 Comments:

Blogger Brian H said...

The benefit to the whole world, including the U.S., of having a free and prosperous Iraq is so great that I believe Bush & Blair & friends will persist until that is achieved. There is so much to gain.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Rosebuds said...

IBN,

Do not worry. America has a lot of State Representatives in in our Congress and there are quite a few "wacky illiterate nitwits" in it. Similare to your wacky fundamentalist clerics like Sadr. They make a lot of noise(bloviate) and get alot of meda attention but nobody ever takes them seriously.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Bryan Kerwick said...

There are those Liberal Elite morons that are led by the Media and the likes of Durbin and Pelosi who wish to make us beleive Iraq is another Vietnam.

They still haven't gotten over the last 2 elections in America and still think the majority of Americans are of their beleif.

Of course they are wrong and you will have what you need for at least the next 3 years.

Time to get cracking on training up the security and police forces so you can go it alone.

I truly think you will need to come to your Kurdish brethren's aid in Syria soon so get on with your training.

Everyone deserves to be free and once you have a seat at the table of free men, you then become responsible with the rest of us to give it to someone else who wishes to be free like your brothers to the west.

6:44 PM  
Blogger TallDave said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Best wishes for a free and democratic Iraq, peaceful under just rule of law.

7:06 PM  
Blogger DaKruser said...

Ibn,
Do not worry. We here in the US, whether we voted for Mr. Bush or NOT (I didn't) will not abandon you. We will be there until this job is done. This has nothing to do with the loss of any election. look at this possibility....
We offer a proposed draw-down in October of '06, the "Resistance" (if there really is such a thing) either must make good by their promise to lower the level of violence, or lose credibility in their statements concerning the connection of those two items. IF there is a reduction of violence, the need for, and propaganda of, a resistance disappears.
October of '06 is a full year and 1/4 away. If the violence dies down, and normalcy prevails, we SHOULD be able to pull out troops by then, and kill a majority of the Jihadis in between times. IF violence springs back up at that time, the average every-day Iraqi that may be on the fence as to whom they support might well be thoroughly upset with the upswell of violence and join with the Gov't. Either way is a win for Iraq. The short-term goal must be maintaining order so that civil/service projects can be completed. IF signing an intent to drawdown more than a year away can get that done, so much the better.
My personal feeling is, that the resistance never intended to lower the violence level anyway, so this drawdown would not happen.
Do not fear. We will not abandon you to the tyrants again, whether we voted FOR or AGAINST the present administration here in the States.

7:01 PM  
Blogger FIAR said...

I simply cannot believe there will be any way that we will withdraw troops until Free Iraq is capable of standing on it's own. Some of our representatives just like to get their names in the papers by criticizing the Bush Administration, even (or especially) if it means hurting our efforts in Iraq. These so called Representatives must be told that they are doing a great disservice, and they will no longer be tolerated.

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the choice should
be based on your parliaments vote.

Perhaps Jaffari needs to speak to
his parliament so they can back him up if need be.

If some of the political groups
in Iraq keep insisting for
withdrawl/timetable I would assume
jaffari would perhaps agree if it
went hand in hand with Huge searches and sweeps for weapons
and total cooperation with
Iraqi Police and armed forces

7:32 AM  
Blogger Bryan Kerwick said...

As someone who critices you daily, I feel I should say some things you really don't want to hear.

You and yours are really not sand niggers, we really don't despise you or your brothers and could care less who you call GOD.

The fact that you have a GOD, is important, respect it and let others have their own GOD as well is important.

Freedom sucks sometimes because you have to let others have their say very pubically.

We Anglophones are funny that way. We pretty much demand free speach even when it really pisses us off.

Free elections are also meaningful to us, even when you choose a person we would rather not have.

Capitolism is your way out of subjugation. Get some cash and tell them to fuck off!

We Anglophones won't let you be subjugated any more. We aren't the bad guys.

Do what you think is what you should do.It's something you should ask your neighbor about. Just don't fuck with the US any more.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Melissa in NorCal said...

I pray you are right. I will die of shame if we abandon you.

12:46 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

By God, sir, if I have my way, we will not abandon you to these dogs who are set on destroying Iraq and putting its populace under the whip again.

Do not judge by words of those that have never supported the operation in the first place. Judge by deeds.

We are waging a war of words here and are putting much effort into it though the President has not been as vocal as he could we are after him to put it bluntly and keep the rest of us on the right track.

Stay strong and believe.

2:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is quite a bit of noise about setting a timetable for withdrawal of troops. Wouldn't it make more sense to base withdrawal on tasks completed? Repairs such as electrical grid, domestic water, hospitals, bridges... and security tasks such as amount of soldiers\police trained. These seem to be the things that the "resistance" targets. If withdrawal was based on these things, maybe they would cease to be targets... Just a thought.

5:53 PM  
Blogger Lani said...

Ibn-
There was just a news conference on with Al Jaafari thanking Bush for offering the Marshall Plan (used to bolster economic growth in Europe in the late 1940s)to Iraq. Are Iraqi run reconstruction projects being targeted in the same fashion foreign contractors are?

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just for your amusement and edification, you might want to use the tongue in cheek title 'Saddamites/ sodomites" when referring to saddam's old minions. in a christian dominated culture, 'sodomites' has the biblical allusion to the downfall of Soddom and Gomorrah, the towns of iniquity in the Bible, and in the US, 'sodomy' is a crime referring to sexual penetration of the anus. so we refer to saddam's old supporters as Soddomites or Saddamites,intending the insult to indicate those of depraved tastes who like to give or take it up the rear. seems fitting, no?--------------------Janet in Venice

11:29 PM  
Blogger DagneyT said...

Ibn, you are absolutely correct. No timetable will be announced, as it will only send the bad guys, i.e., the dead-enders and the rest of the Islamofacists the wrong message. Thankfully, our President Bush is a student of history, as is his compatriot Tony Blair. They know that we are in it for the long run. The best defense against these extremists, regardless of their country of origin, is democracy in their midst. Despite the media's attempt to reproduce their success in turning Americans against the effort as they did in Viet Nam, we are not going to fall for it again! Polls are not to be trusted, as the questions are skewed to obtain the desired responses. Rest easy. We're still with you!

7:42 AM  

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