The Topic: Iraq Successes Hang in the Balance by Wm Arkin
Key to the defense of maintaining the status quo in Iraq offered by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in The Post yesterday...
The Rev Replied:
This would be a lose - lose proposition,
... even if the Iraqi catastrophe turns out to be a success for American imperialism, and even if selected Iraqi Benedict Arnold's were to benefit from the American infraction.
Furthermore, if this invasion and occupation-liberation ruse succeeds, it will only create a precedent for future American administrations, and inspire them to behave in-kind. All foe nations of the USA would be in danger for the forseeable future! Why else does America insist on keeping certain nations who could reverse that trend, unarmed!
The fact of the matter is that the American invasion was never intended to benefit Iraqis, it was done for the sole benefit, as Condi admits, of the United States of America.
And that policy my friends is flawed on its face. The Iraqi people at-large, still don't have what they want - self determination! And the current Administration and some Americans on the Right simply do not consider that to be a matter worth discussing!
Any bully nation with superior force has the ability to force its will on lesser equipped nations. To behave as we have in my opinion, makes America no more than a rogue outlaw nation with rogue leaders at the helm - even the beautiful Condoleeza Rice!
Posted by: The Rev | February 14, 2008 03:28 PM
Peace & Grace
Rev. C. Solomon
Addenda: And Happy Valentine's day to the lovely Condoleeza Rice. Condi was Provost when I served on the Executive Board for Afro American Staff and
Faculty at Stanford. Although, we did not share a close relationship
with our Black Provost; and most of us had a different opinion
about how we could improve the world, and better serve
Afro-American issues at Stanford and elsewhere,
most of us respected Dr. Rice and viewed her
as an erudite, professional, accomplished
and succesful human being.
I don't have a girlfriend and in honor of Black History Month, I will wish her
and all of the other Black Conservatives around the country who I oftentimes don't agree with on every issue, but always find to be very capable people - a Happy Vallentine's Day! - hopefully, I won't get
nuked for doing so by their side!