Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Iraq is Already Lost - I Predicted it Two Years Ago

Iraq is already a lost cause. And two years ago I predicted exactly what is happening in Iraq today. See: How to Fix Iraq. I posted that back in September of 2004.

Here are some of the predictions in that article that have now proved true:
  1. For long term stability, Iraq must be split into three separate countries: Kurdish, Shiite, and Sunni, otherwise, it's a certainty that at least one minority group will be brutally oppressed by muslim fanatics.

  2. There must be complete separation of church and state...

  3. We must set a deadline for when we will leave Iraq because any project takes 10 times longer than necessary in the absence of a deadline.
Actually, Iraq could still be salvaged if someone in our government had the guts to say, "let's stop acting like lemmings staying the course right over a cliff - let's split Iraq into three countries, kurdish, sunni and shiite, giving each their own secular constitution modeled on America's constitution."

But since no one in our American goverment has the brains or the guts for strong medicine like this, Iraq is a lost cause.

Afghanistan is not yet a lost cause, though it is rapidly devolving into an Iraq-like disaster. We should get out of Iraq and move all our troops and equipment to Afghanistan for at least a chance at salvaging something good out of this republican debacle.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Charles Darwin Online and Free!

The writings of Charles Darwin: http://darwin-online.org.uk/