The rapidly escalating situation in Iraq has certainly made some strange bedfellows recently. Megan Kelly on FOX "News" criticized Dick Cheney - to his face. Glen Beck said the Left was correct when we raged against starting a war with Iraq. Cheney has popped up wherever he can to criticize president Obama. The president is not polling very well
on how he is handling the situation, even though what he is doing (and not doing) aligns with the desires of the majority of the public. What would they have him do differently - wave a magic wand and undo centuries of tribal, religious, and ethnic hatred and rivalries?
Because that is the crux of the problem. Iraq is an artificial country comprised of three distinct regions. If not for the iron fist of Saddam Hussein, it would have collapsed into anarchy years ago. By breaking the power structure and leaving nothing in its place except for a bad copy of American democracy in a region that doesn't understand it, we guaranteed this outcome.
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