Friday, December 12, 2003

Here's a first. Never let it be said that I never post anything from The Nation. I've seen Major Bob on Fox numerous times and he seems pretty sharp. What he describes here is really troubling and sadly typical of bureaucracy. Why the hell are we importing workers from other countries to perform jobs in Iraq when the country is crawling with people who have nothing to do?

Look at Northern Ireland. The violence finally started to wind down once the Irish economy began to get better. Once you have a job you aren't as enthusiastic about causing trouble. "I'd love to go with you to blow up the chip shop Seamus, but I have to get up early for work tomorrow." It would work the same way In Iraq. Make them clean up their own country and they'll finally have some feelings of ownership in it.

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