Why Bush Has Lost Iraq
Those of you who support President George W. Bush and his war in Iraq, pay attention. Here are three simple reasons why the war cannot be won:
1. The majority of Iraqis who support the new government in that country are Shiites. That is to say, they are fundamentalist Muslims who hate the United States and want to establish an Islamic republic.
2. The Iraqis who oppose the new government are Sunnis. They are secular Muslims, meaning they don't want a government based on religious doctrine. The Sunnis have been behind most of the suicide bombings.
3. The U.S. has been supporting the Shiites.
Why would this country support the side that wants a theocracy? Because the Shiites are the majority.
The only way the Bush Administration could cobble together a government in Iraq was to make sure they participated in it. The Sunnis are dubious of Iraq's supposed democracy because, as the minority, they believe that once the Shiites consolidate power, the Sunnis will be shish kebab.
Here's what will happen next: Iraq's theocratic Shiite government will-at the earliest possible moment-kick us out and align itself with Iran, our mortal enemy, thus destabilizing the entire Middle East. When it's all over, thousands of American lives will have been lost, the terrorists will be stronger, and we won't even have Iraq's coveted oil. What kind of victory is that?