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First, Ignore The Neocons


TomPaine.com
Robert Dreyfuss
August 18, 2005

Robert Dreyfuss is a freelance writer based in Alexandria, Va., who specializes in politics and national security issues. He is a contributing editor at The Nation, a contributing writer at Mother Jones, a senior correspondent for The American Prospect, and a frequent contributor to Rolling Stone. His book, Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam, will be published by Henry Holt/Metropolitan Books in the fall.

On August 14, The Washington Post reported that Iraqi Sunni insurgents joined in battle not against U.S. occupation forces but against the radical-fundamentalist battalions of Abu Musab Zarqawi and his “Al Qaeda in Iraq.

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The American leadership (at least the current leadership) just doesn't seem very adept at devising and implementing imperial strategy. Maybe it's time to let the Brits demonstrate their well-deserved reputation for using the "divide and conquer" approach in empire building and maintenance.

Where are all those Colonel Blimps when you need them?

i saw this advice to the WH quite awhile ago and wondered why this hasn't been taken up?? appoint some from the U.N. to watch over Iraq {NOT the U.S.} and get us out of there!!

It can be done,IF we can get GWB and Co. to meet with them and ask for help.........is this not doable????

I feel/think that if Iraq was turned over to the UN, it might ease
a lot of the anger of the resistance that is getting in the way
of stabiization.

I guess two questions come to mind:
1. Would the UN take it on?
2. Would John Bolton cut a "hissy-fit" over it?

peace.

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