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Mid-course Adjustment

Reader comment on item: In Iraq, Stay the Course - but Change It

Submitted by Frank K. Hoover (United States), Oct 24, 2006 at 23:31

Pipe's move to the desert will send the right message: we are here for the long haul offering disaster insurance with a high-deductible policy where the Iraqis must provide or their own basic needs in the fight with the feuding anarchists while we stay in safe reserve.

We need to maintain our presence there, if we can, especially while Iran pushes for nuclear weapons, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are teaching hate in their madrassas schools and want to eliminate the Jews from the Middle East. We need the presence , there and elsewhere, until the Bin Ladens and their ilk drop their stated goal of Islamic caliphates throughout the world.

Without our calming presence there, the Middle East will get increasingly nervous as Iraq attains self government because the other subject people in the area will get more impatient and their tyrants will need the stability of our presence as well as the damper we provide "preventing humanitarian disasters.".

I, a "dear non-Iraqi reader, do have strong feelings about the future of Iraq". As soon as possible the world needs their example of self-installed self-government with the rule of laws of their own creation and the ability to change regimes peacefuly........all at a pace which will not create unbearable stress on the tyrany systems now in place. This will take a deft touch of timing and pressure adjusted to the evolving results and not by stopwatch fiat.

My feelings are strong because time is running out on the attainment of these goals as more people develop WMD which irresponsible people with the terrorist mentality will use to use to keep their anarchistic cultures in place. It is not like the olden days when scimitars or rifles or bows and arrows were the normal weapons. And the electorates of the liberal democracies see no real sense of urgency.

We and the other peoples with peaceful intentions need to buy the decades of time in which discussions within and between the Abrahamic and other faiths can develop the common set of ethics required so we can live together without blowing all of us off the planet. Then, someday, we may see the ascendancy of peace and justice.

Yet, the Daniel Pipes' Change of Course is the first essential step.

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