Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pax Americana

Pentagon's second thoughts on Iraq withdrawal

Is this so surprising?
Reluctant to say it publicly, officials fear a final pullout in December could create a security vacuum, offering an opportunity for power grabs by antagonists in an unresolved and simmering Arab-Kurd dispute, a weakened but still active al-Qaida or even an adventurous neighbor such as Iran.

The U.S. wants to keep perhaps several thousand troops in Iraq, not to engage in combat but to guard against an unraveling of a still-fragile peace.
If we pull out, there definitely would be a power vacuum left behind. Someone needs to stand for liberty. And, there is no other power on Earth that has the moral standing and resources to take this on except for us.
Ancient Rome did the same. And, it worked until they rotted from the inside out—a lesson for today's Progressives to take heed to.

2 comments:

Trestin said...

It's time stop spending billions and losing the lives of good people for countries that spit on us.

hbl said...

But, on the other hand, suppose we withdrew within our own borders. Bring back all our troops from the Horn of Africa, Afghanistan, Iraq, Korea, Germany, England, and on and on. Just hunkered down with our guns pointing outward (or, maybe, no guns at all!). Just let things fester 'out there' as though it had nothing to do with us. In the long run, how would it go with us?