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Why we can't pull out of Iraq even if we want to?

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Submitted by Ed Melik, Esq. (Kuwait), Aug 19, 2005 at 08:41

Despite all the hoopla of spin machine of Washington DC hawks, pulling out of Iraq is not in the hands of the United States alone.

Bush family's and other multi-naitonal American corporations multi billion dollars ties with the Saudis, Kuwaitis and the rest of the corrupt regimes of the oil rich gulf states is one of the main variable in this equation. If we pull out of Iraq we must consider the repeated pleadings of the corrupt regimes who have begged America not to leave Iraq because that would instantly engulf their countries by their home grown opposition that has been for so long been cruely suppressed with inhumane treatments of the third world country's workers who are millions in numbers often exceeding the natives of the countries they are working for decades. An upheaval of such proportion would take place that not one of these decadent and corrupt dictatorial royal families would stand a chance of survival. Not only our defeat by the rag tag home grown haphazardly organized insurgency would be recognized by rest of the world (who in great majority are very anti Americans) as a prevailing force that defeated the mighty United States, but most of our allies would find it very difficult to maintain their powers as "yes men" of Washington DC.

The deal that the United States made with these little corrupt dictators of oil rich states would not allow us to pull out of Iraq for their sake. Can you imagine the chaos it would cause among the cowardly Kuwaitis, the Saudis and the rest who ran with tails between their legs when Saddam rolled into Kuwait and was perceived to be heading for Saudi Arabia.

American oil corporations' Investments that reach in trillions of dollars in oil wealth would be instantly in jeopardy and the effects of this chaotic radicalism would bring the wall street's billions crumbling down thus a rapid inflation or worse a depression would be inevitable.

Our think tanks and self proclaimed gurus at home are caught up with the challenges and threats of China's might and India's rapid economic growth that is directly a threat to the survival of our economy. Our trillions of dollars of national debt owed to the private banks and our total dependency on foreign oil and investments would create a Tsunami wave of such proportion of such magnitude that the spin doctors would be spinning in their own spins that would suck'm down the whirlpool of instant touch down to the bottom of the pitless tombs that they will not stand a chance to come out of the depths of this black hole of recession and depression. China is at our doorsteps with its teeth wide open trying to show its might.

Our track record of economic embargos accomplished by twisting arms of the UN's security council and bribes paid to the crooked dictators of the world whose shameless actions and cowardly acts would not be tolerated by the world body of citizens who are getting more and more involved in the workings of their democratic bodies that are constantly being challenged by the concerned citizenry. 5th. Avenues high power PR firms have already lost the control on many aspects of American politics that dominated the world till recently. America is heading for troubled waters and not one ten-faced corrupt politicians in Washington DC are doing anything about it except politicking and playing dangerously with the future of America.
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Unless we take a real hard look at the roots of our corrupt congress and senate our national debt is bound to grow and grow and gradually our great American leadership role in the eyes of the rest of the world would diminish, (if it's not already diminished). Talking to most the Europeans including our staunch allies like Israel, Britain, Australia etc., they express such a disgust toward us that it makes me wonder where are we heading as Ameicans. All the answers points all fingers toward our incompetent and sold-out congress and the senate too busy in accumulating wealth, power and connections.

Iraq's quagmire will spread deeper and grow more louder and become intolerably toxic that we, as Americans will not be able to find an antidote for it. We must cut our losses and walk out of this mess with our heads down for the time being provided we get back to the basics of the old American values and pride that made us the envy of the world in the 50, 60, and early 70s. I am sure we can regain our world position based on our morals, ethics, equality and hard work. Since the end of the Vietnam's pullout we are going downhill with the exception of our space program and thanks to the fall of the Soviet empire that we now maintain a pseudo-leadership position in space technology. The prophets of star war technology and dooms day weaponry designers have witnessed the failure of our most advanced technology in Iraq. Needless to say, all the prophets of our technology-based power are now in a state of confusion wondering what lies ahead. If a small country like Iraq and their few pockets of disorganized unsophisticated insurgents are giving us run for our money, can you imagine what lies ahead if China and other Asian countries challenge our impotent might? God help us all.

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