Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Iraq: Focus on Baghdad Peace

For those discouraged by the new of Iraq, the mess, go to Iraq the Model. This post discusses the importance of bringing peace to Baghdad and focusing troops there. His words might not counter your defeatism, but he does have some interesting thoughts.

It seems to me that the might of the military is somewhat watered down by putting out the fires around the whole country. OTH, Baghdad is difficult in a way that some of the other communities are not. Some of the other communities are safer, rebuilding and unfriendly to terrorists and would be sitting ducks for nasty killers looking to finda comfortable home once Baghdad isn't hospitable.

There are no short-term, quick-fix answers, save huge amounts of manpower, that the Iraqis themselves must provide. The common Iraqi must desire freedom enough to fight it and be willing to put down those siding with the terrorists or old regime. It takes will of the masses.

It remains to be seen if that will happen.

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