little George, The little God of all nations
Democratizing the world one Iraq at a time.
Coming soon to a nation near you.
" Down with the United Nations
up with the United States of the world.
First we make them democratic,
then we baptize them in the name of Jesus.
I am the Messiah" - little George Bush
little George reveals his post annihilation Iraq occupation
little George cannot manage the United States where the economy has been
declining every since he took office, where people do not have health insurance,
where there is no Black of Hispanic governor nor United States Senator, where
our the education of our children is in shambles, where money rules and
compassion is hard to find. Now he is going to force democracy on Iraq.
Tell me, how do you establish democracy while acting like a
How do you establish democracy while acting unilaterally in defiance of a
democratic United Nations.
October 11, 2002
U S has Iraq occupation plan
by Carol Giacomo, Rueters
WASHINGTON (Oct. 11) - As U.S. war drums quicken, the White House is beginning to define what happens when the shooting stops in Iraq, addressing concerns that military planning is outpacing preparation for post-Saddam peace.
The administration has set a high-minded goal for Iraq if President Saddam Hussein's 23-year-old reign is ended -- creation of a broad-based representative democracy.
But in an implicit admission of how risky and long-term that goal might be, officials are also discussing the possibility of a U.S.-led military government that would occupy Iraq after an invasion and stay perhaps for years.
Modeled on the occupation of Japan after World War Two, this vision includes a limited initial role for the Iraqi opposition in a post-Saddam world, according to the New York Times, which first reported the plan.
This approach aims to avoid the chaos that has dogged Afghanistan since the Taliban was ousted and give the Americans maximum control as U.S.-led forces ferret out and destroy Saddam's weapons of mass destruction.
Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution has predicted the United States must organize a military occupation of Iraq by 150,000 international troops that could last several years.
The White House played down the possibility of a lengthy U.S. military occupation in Iraq, saying it wanted to establish a democratic government as quickly as possible.
A senior official told Reuters a military occupation was ''one of many possibilities, depending how things turn out in Iraq,'' but he insisted the United States has no plans to ''conquer territory or establish new bases.''
DEMOCRACY IS LONG-TERM
Zalmay Khalilzad, a senior adviser to President Bush, had laid out the most comprehensive official vision so far of a post-Saddam Iraq in a speech last weekend to the Washington Institute on Near East Policy.
Democracy is the U.S. ''long term vision,'' he said.
''It may well be that we will get to that through some phases and there may be a role for a coalition to administer Iraq, to prepare for the subsequent phases that Iraq would have to go through to be ready in terms of security and other requirements for a democratically elected government,'' he said.
Meanwhile, a U.S.-led coalition ''will assume ... responsibility for the territorial defense and security of Iraq after liberation,'' Khalilzad added.
Danielle Pletka, vice president at the American Enterprise Institute think-tank, believes there is ''growing momentum'' in the administration toward support for military occupation.
While U.S. troops should remain in Iraq for a ''very short period'' to deter mischief makers who may want to destabilize a new government, ''If in fact what we want to do is return Iraq to the Iraqi people what we're really talking about is not a GI on every corner,'' she said in an interview.
Pletka said the administration seems to be putting more weight on the concerns of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran, who fear instability or disintegration of Iraq.
''Why work with the Iraqi opposition if in fact they're just window dressing on what our real policy is?'' she added.
Analysts agree that occupying and managing a country as large and fractious as Iraq would be a challenge.
Exiled Iraqi dissidents working with the State Department on a Future of Iraq Project are dispirited by what many see as a lack of sincere U.S. commitment to Iraqi democracy.
Some have promoted the idea of a federal, non-Arab, demilitarized Iraq and are eager to form a government in exile that could begin governing as soon as Saddam is ousted.
The administration, deeply concerned about opposition infighting and divided about the opposition's ability to lead Iraq, has so far resisted a transitional government.
Some say the idea of democracy in Iraq strains credulity.
''The U.S. establishment does not seem to appreciate how deeply entrenched are sectarian, tribal and ethnic loyalties and how complex would be the job of reconnecting Iraqi communities estranged from one another by decades of divisive official policies,'' Fawaz Gerges, author of a new book, ''Islamists in the West,'' wrote in the Washington Post.
Analysts say shaping a peaceful post-Saddam Iraq will be easier if a U.S. victory is swift and produces few casualties, with U.S. troops welcomed as ''liberators'' by civilians.
If not, ''The best thing for us to do is have a light hand in Iraq and the best way to reverse some of that hostility is to pull back (U.S. military force) as soon as we can,'' Patrick Clawson of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy said.
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