Tuesday, June 28, 2005


John Kerry knows what to do in Iraq
Iraq, of course, badly needs a unified national army, but until it has one - something that our generals now say could take two more years - it should make use of its tribal, religious and ethnic militias like the Kurdish pesh merga and the Shiite Badr Brigade to provide protection and help with reconstruction. Instead of single-mindedly focusing on training a national army, the administration should prod the Iraqi government to fill the current security gap by integrating these militias into a National Guard-type force that can provide security in their own areas.


Blogger Carl Nyberg said...

Here's the speech I wrote for Bush.

Blogger Roy said...

Carl, you have a DailyKos diary? Oh dear.

Blogger littleboxes said...

that's make it clear, that we know absolutely nothing (which we may do by writing our next statement), but...

what the hell is Kerry thinking? Militias? Sounds like Civil War to roughly 65% of our staff.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed, sanctioning local militias in the middle east sounds like just about the worst idea I have ever heard in my entire life.

Blogger Carl Nyberg said...

The worst idea was invading in the first place.

But John Kerry was for that too.


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