A Solution to Iraq

By Anthony | August 23rd, 2007 | 10:07 am

The outlook for democracy in Iraq is not so good:

Nightmarish political realities in Baghdad are prompting American officials to curb their vision for democracy in Iraq. Instead, the officials now say they are willing to settle for a government that functions and can bring security.

A workable democratic and sovereign government in Iraq was one of the Bush administration’s stated goals of the war.

But for the first time, exasperated front-line U.S. generals talk openly of non-democratic governmental alternatives, and while the two top U.S. officials in Iraq still talk about preserving the country’s nascent democratic institutions, they say their ambitions aren’t as “lofty” as they once had been.

“Democratic institutions are not necessarily the way ahead in the long-term future,” said Brig. Gen. John “Mick” Bednarek, part of Task Force Lightning in Diyala province, one of the war’s major battlegrounds.

George W. Bush will be looking for a job soon. My suggestion? Send him to Iraq and install him as dictator for life. Then he can go hog wild with the whole “Unitary Executive” thing, plus he’ll have plenty of time to clean up his mess over there.

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