What to do
have been deteriorating in Iraq. It
is becoming increasingly clear that those who launched this war and
occupation did not and do not understand the mess they were creating.
I think that the mental model they were using was that of a
hostile corporate takeover. The
new managers liquidate assets, close off unprofitable divisions
eliminating employees, and get out with a nice profit for themselves. That does not work for entire countries.
they have come back again to the UN to help them out of the disaster
they have created. But I do
not see any willingness on the part of the Bush administration to really
change direction or to relinquish control.
They still want to come out with their profit.
That is the essential part of the current problem.
More forces with an inherently flawed plan will not work.
has a much better chance of working is the removal of the foreign occupation forces and
the return of Iraq and all its resources to the Iraqis. Then the international community can help in the rebuilding
of that devastated country.
David White, 9/6/03