Thursday, June 19, 2014

Maliki Needs To Go Now, Not Later--Not One More American Life To Prop Him Up

Trying to change a regime from the outside is a dangerous thought
Best intentions even by the U.S. often go for naught
But Maliki may be an exception as Iraq implodes
ISIS marching on Baghdad and a Caliphate seeming to take hold
He may not be as brutal as Hussein but against Sunnis and Kurds ruthless to his very core
With him the egg has been broken and will be impossible to restore
We should never be in the business of trying to nation build--an exercise doomed to fail
Especially in a land of enmity of  Shia, Sunnis and Kurds how could we ever prevail?
But Maliki cannot rule by dominating the Sunnis and Kurds
Trying to support him with air strikes is completely absurd
Oil notwithstanding preserving his rule is not worth a single American life or wound
Any attempt to prop him up by military aid or boots on the ground is doomed
Time for this inept leader to leave; time for him to go; coalition leaders to be in his place
Or ISIS should easily win the on to Baghdad race
If not possible to find coalition leaders then perhaps time to take out the English pen
Into the scrap heap of history an artificial nation created to send
Land of the Sunnis, Land of the Shia, and Land of the Kurds
Freed of Shia oppression, ISIS by the Sunni tribes will be deterred.
© June 19, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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