I meant Monday. Monday is the day I am going to say something no one else has said. Or, maybe someone else said it, but I didn't read it. I certainly haven't heard Rush Limbaugh, Ken "Fag" Mehlman, or Michael "I Will Do or Say Anything and Lie Constantly to Get Ratings" Savage say it. But it could have been said. Regardless, I'm saying it.
Strap yourself into a chair, or if you're Ken's transexual girlfriend, strap on whatever it is you strap on, because I'm about to give George W. Douche a little credit here. Thing of it is, it's something he didn't even realize he was doing, and cannot admit to it publicly because it would sound so absurdly dumb it would out shine "where wings take dream..."
Lets say you thought going into Iraq was a really good idea. Lets say you were one of those rare people, non-Arab, that was so concerned with Iraqi survival, that taking out Saddam Hussein was priority 1-10 (assuming this, one has to assume you were all for invading Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, and so many other places, but still, Iraq was a priority).
"Get to the fucking point!"
So you believed Iraq was a good call, but it turned out bad. Well, now you have to think Iraq is perfectly situated to become what it always should have been: 3 States.
This is not groundbreaking; I know this. But what is interesting is the fact that Iraq would never have been able to become 3 states without Bush completely fucking it up in the first place! Therein lies the credit. Obviously he could have succeeded intentionally...
Lets say the US had truly supported Kurdish Independence, which for years they pretended they would, but never truly did (obviously the Kurds have never been happy about this, but what can they do?). If after 9/11 the Bush Administration decided to use the Kurds as the grounds to launch an attack against the rest of Iraq it would have been viewed as a war against Muslims. While most Kurds do practice some form of Islam, they are not the sect that destroys everything they touch, and actually are somewhat tolerant of other religions. Plus, they're not Arab, and we know when Muslims say it's a "War against Islam..." they're really saying it's a war against Arabs. Had the US gone in after 9/11 and just supported a free Kurdistan it would have been a disaster, worse than the one we're in today. You'd also have Turkey willing to goto war against us because they have been against a Kurdish state.
Now everything is different. Iraq is more of a mess than Neil Bush. Other surrounding countries cannot sitback and let this thing ride. INSTABILITY IS ON THE MARCH! The Iranians are cool with this since part of Iraq is about to became their Alaska, but Turkey cannot allow this situation to grow worse. They now have no choice but to accept a free Kurdistan, supported by America, and not fearful of Turkish retaliation. Granted, eventually they'll goto war, some years after the Nuke hits the sand, but that's someone else's issue (our kids. No one passes a buck quite like a conservative).
One has to assume the only chance of Iraqi stability is to have no real Iraq as we know it. There needs to be separate states. Once that happens, "Iraqis" will fight to protect their own homeland against others, one could assume (optimism). The United States wouldn't even be there. Obviously, we'd setup bases in Turkey and Kurdistan. Now, because of this, after all the massive douchebaggery and fuckupetry, there will be 3 countries, 2 of them not-so-distinct, but we can hope. There will, when the clouds of smoke disappear, and before the next clouds begin, there will be an actual democracy in the Middle East, and that place will be Kurdistan.
This whole idea doesn't sound new, but it is. It took a massive fuckup, the scale of which cannot be measured because no scale registers on this level, to make this a reality. Going into Iraq in the first place, supporting Kurdish democracy, only would have created a pure war against the Kurds, and an assumption that we are against Arab Iraqis, regardless of what we said. Now this is not the case. A partitioned Iraq could, and should, be supported by every rational Arab country, and the rest of the world alike. Only a fuckup this large could have created this scenario. And one COULD say that only a fuckup as big as our President Bush could have made this mistake a reality.
Of course, you have to be one of those people who is so for regime change everywhere that this situation, coming about the way it did, is viewed as a good thing.
It takes a leap, and it's something Republicans cannot admit, but if creating this democracy was so important, this mistake was actually a benefit. However, in the end, we still don't have an ARAB-MUSLIM democracy, which is of course, the problem.
might edit later.