Thursday, December 15, 2011

War "Over"

Supposedly the war in Iraq has ended. Troops are coming home and for that I am thankful. Now is the time to mourn those American and allied troops who paid the ultimate price in that sad, useless, land.  There are those who say the mission in Iraq is already a failure. There are others that say that it was a horrible, almost criminal, decision to get involved there anyway. It is hard to say who is right or wrong.

I suspect that the only ones who will benefit will be the Iranians. If allowed to do so, they will dominate their weak neighbor and perhaps the whole Gulf region. Geopolitics 101.  The desert "kingdoms" fear this to be the case and it will likely prove to be so. Unless the Iranian regime is contained, marginalized, and/or destroyed of course.

One can imagine that plans for the quick and total destruction of Iran have been long dusted off and are being refined daily. That is, after all, what we pay our nation's military for.


Jill said...

Too bad no one thought of this before going in there.

Bartender Cabbie said...

I agree. The balance of power in the region has been upset and that may well be dangerous for us.