|"David & Jill Stevenson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|Sun, 30 May 2004 15:54:20 +1200
Don`t mistake the occasional bumbling by America in Iraq as indicative of lack of a long term strategy . They have had too much time to ponder the mistakes of the First Gulf War to not capitalise on that lesson . Pity though they did not learn from one previous mistake of incursion from the borders and having to sustain initiatives while protecting their flank from a literally disturbed hornet `s nest . Like Israel ,whose only immediate friendly neighbour is the Mediterranean coastline to the West . America is flying near solo, with no UN sanction, in an Iraq invasion now gone sour and cannot retreat with dignity as she fosters more enemies by the day . She has created a brotherhood of those who were traditional enemies of one another now united in their own common cause . Iraq has become a catalyst for hosting the malcontents over the last couple of centuries who felt the west has always defined the world for them . America realises the nuclear threat grows internally -as well as the more clandestine terrorist threat within her own shores . Remember America has never been invaded in war conditions . Her soldier dead were always buried on foreign shores . The American psyche cannot handle the ill-defined or unknown . The Hawks at home have flown their nest long ago . They are represented within the religious , the traditional armament and long serving career ranks of the military at home . Diaspora Zionist and wealthy have their role behind Bush as well in the total context of a fortress Middle East . There is nothing hick about the vested interest groups that now use Texan George Bush President with his ten gallon hat as their pawn. We now have a crusade on our hands .