Maybe we should play the "Kurd
By Mark Neckameyer
October 10, 2005
I am a dyed in the wool Republican and I vote straight ticket
GOP, never missing an opportunity to vote. I am a fan of
George W. Bush .. and his father, the former President and
his mother Barbara and his brother, the Governor of Florida.
I supported both wars with Iraq and I don't blame George
W. for the terrorist idiots in Iraq who have turned into
murderous Kamikazes instead of allowing us to give them billions
of our dollars rebuilding their country as we did with Japan
and Germany after WW2.
With the 20/20 vision of hind sight I am ready to say that the
strategy of rebuilding Iraq and giving them our tax dollars was
a mistake. Who could have known? We probably should
have just bombed their cities and military bases strategically as
in Hiroshima and then warned them not to do anything bad
in the future or we would bomb them again. We
still have one chip we might be able to play, the Kurd card.
The Kurds are the largest ethnic group in the world without a
nation to call their own. Their language is linguistically
related to the language of Iran but they are Sunnis religiously
unlike the majority in Iran who are Shiites.
Since the creation of the modern state of Iraq, the history of
Iraqi Kurdistan has been one of underdevelopment, political and
cultural repression, destruction, ethnic cleansing and genocide.
Remember when Sadaam wiped out that town with poison gas?
Those people were Kurds.
The Kurds were supposed to get a land of their own
when the Ottoman Empire broke up after WW1 but they didn't get
one. Half the Kurds live in Turkey and if the Iraqi Kurds
split from the rest of Iraq, one worry is that there would be
a strong movement to allow their cousins in Turkey to join with
them. As Turkey is in NATO and is an ally of ours we have
joined in forcing the Kurds to stay part of Iraq.
One thing the Kurds do have going for themselves is that most
of the best oil fields in Iraq are in the Kurdish region.
Why don't we give an ultimatum to the suicide bomb happy Sunnis
and Shiites in Iraq promising them that if they don't stop the
killing, implement a reasonable constitution and let our troops
come home by say January, 1, 2006, we will help the Kurds set
up their own nation and keep all their oil in reparations for
the evil the rest of Iraq has done to them in recent years?
The Kurds don't give us any trouble. Give the Turks a few
billion dollars and maybe they will go along with the plan.
That is probably a lot cheaper than what we are doing now.
We have to do something radical ... soon!
Irvine, California - USA
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