Sunday, January 27, 2008

Next Steps

OK we are doing a great job with the new 'Take, Hold, Build' strategy in Iraq. Here is my concern the Iraqi government doesn't step up and include the Sunni's who are already clamoring for a peace dividend. We will lose the momentum gained by the surge and Iraq will slip closer to anarchy which is exacly the environment AQI wants.
I know President Maliki (a Shite) is urging the Sunni bloc to rejoin the government and it would stupid not too. However there is resistence in allowing the CLCs to join the police and military in any numbers.
It is time for the Nation of Iraq to become a nation and not a bunch of tribes because as our founding fathers once said 'if we do not hang together then surely we will all hang together.'

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