At least as a partial result we are now treated daily to yet another lunatic Iranian leader making boastful proclamations about his countries coming eminence and other even less rational thoughts. Well good for him and his wretched people I suppose, but the whole thing is begging for a solution from my point of view.
As the world’s pre-eminent power the
The result, of course, was that when we needed to take action against some uppity back water dictator, our allies if not actually engaged in the action, at least didn’t fight us. Sadly, those days are over and times are significantly changed.
The odd thing for me is how different this uni-polar world is from what I expected it to be. At the height of the cold war, While I never fully expected that when we won the world would come together like that old Coke commercial and “sing in perfect harmony”, I did believe that there would be much more alignment in interests. Admittedly this was a bit naïve, but I still think that there was good reason to believe that such a world was possible; it was in everyone’s interest from an economics and business point of view.
As we now know this was wrong, and the world we live in is quite different. Our “allies” and I use the term loosely, are not generally supportive of the
We see the result of all this in the games we’re now playing with
There is good news though and it is this. Unless I’m way off here, there is no way in the world that
The truth is Saddam was terror’s last, best chance for developing a real live nuclear bomb and thanks to the
With that said then, I’m not sure that it makes sense for us to pay much attention to
Which isn’t to say that we should completely ignore them. What we should be doing is following a campaign with four basic thrusts:
First we need to control and stop, to the extent that we can, terrorism being exported from
Secondly we need to be infiltrating the country and working with opposition groups to organize civil disorder against the regime. Given the pathetic state of our CIA, this may be unrealistic, but these guys have got to start earning their keep and I can’t think of a better cause.
Third, we need to ensure that any terror coming out of
Finally, we need a contingency plan for securing
So there you go. Another day, another of the world’s problems solved. I’ve got to go walk the dog now.