Thursday, August 03, 2006

Civil War in Iraq

Today is Wednesday, 2 August 2006.

Yes, Clayton, perhaps I was a bit harsh on Anderson Cooper yesterday, or just not clear.

I’m just infuriated that the question, “Is there a civil war in Iraq?” is still being debated. Same as debating the equivalent question after the Battle of Gettysburg.

The stage was set for the civil war by the British, when they attempted to turn Iraq into a colony after World War One. The Brits combined Kurds, Shiites, and Sunnis into one country, then favored the minority of Sunnis in their standard didine-and-rule. This Sunni ascendancy led finally to the military coup of 1958, after which things went to hell in a handbasket and have remained there ever since.

The match was really put to the powder barrel in 1991, when the first Bush regime encouraged the Kurds and Shiites to rise in rebellion, then stood by and watched while they were butchered.

So, no one with any sense or decency can claim not to have expected a civil war when the Hussein regime finally fell.

3 Comments:

Anonymous anonymous said...

Jello, anyone?

3:46 PM  
Blogger HH said...

Thank you, Comrade Anonymous, and you have STUMPED THE BAND.

I've not the slightest glimmer of the reference you are making.

Enlighten us, please.

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the original 2 August 2006 post, HH said: "So, no one with any sense or decency can claim not to have expected a civil war when the Hussein regime finally fell."

That pretty much tied up in a bow the question of "civil war or no civil war?" My comment was to infer "that answers that - next topic please."

11:00 AM  

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