A mini-fisking of his column follows:
Having accomplished our original goals, we should advise the U.N. and Iraq that we will begin withdrawing our troops in August 2005 and will be out of the country by the end of this year.
What better way to tell all the terrorists in Iraq to relax for a few months, so that the US can exit, and then restart their heinous activities to take over Iraq (for Allah, of course).
We should also advise the U.N. that we are prepared to stay in Iraq, provided the Security Council creates a U.N. security force comprised of troops on a proportionate basis from every member of the U.N. Security Council to support the Iraqi Army with boots on the ground beginning in August 2005. It should further direct that U.N. member states will proportionately provide the Iraqi government with monies needed to rebuild the country.
The U.N. member states (minus the West) disproportionately provide the world poverty, misery, terrorism, dictators and blatant abuse of human rights. Why would anyone even expect these states to fork over money, let alone troops, for Iraq? Does anyone see France or Russia or China providing cash or troops for Iraq? Ed Koch must be kidding.
In addition, Iraq's neighbors should also be required to provide troops and funds, whether or not they are members of the Security Council.
I'm afraid he's serious. And horribly wrong. Do note the lovely neighbors:
- Iran: A mullocracy; elections are a sham; women are, literally, stoned to death for adultery; premier exporter of terrorism in the world. For more info, click here.
- Saudi Arabia: A real life Mordor; religious police enforce gender aparthied; alcohol possession punished by beheading; imams regularly nourish the souls with hatred.
- Syria: A Baathist dictatorship; keeps Syrians and the Lebanese under the boot; a potent source of terrorism in Israel and Iraq; welcomes Hezbollah.
Ed Koch continues:
The New York Times reported on June 19 that "The leading countries of origin (of the foreign fighters) are Saudi Arabia, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Sudan." Those countries have a stake in a peaceful resolution of the conflict over rebuilding Iraq and supporting its newly elected government.
No, they don't want democracy to flourish in Babylon. There are two choice relating to Iraq that these dictators are offered:
- Helping the US to build a democratic country. [Hint: the regimes are not going to pick this choice.]
- Publicly a friend but not helping effectively. Privately wishing for chaos, and often supporting terrorism, in Iraq.
Note, Ed Koch is likely saying that the citizen-slaves of these nations want peace in Iraq. He is likely correct. But all these countries have dictatorships. The regimes not the citizen-slaves decide what goes on in the Middle East. They DO NOT want Iraq to be successful. Think about it. These monster don't follow human rights in their own country. Why the hell would they spend blood and treasure to improve the situation in Iraq? They'd rather have the evil JOOOS in Israel and the terrorism in Iraq. So that they could point at both and thus direct the rage, impotence, and frustrations of their own miserable populations to these two countries.
Helping Iraq and achieving success there would be counter-productive for the Thugs-in-Chief of the Middle East. A democratic and prosperous Iraq would be proof of their regimes' incoherence for all the undemocratic populations in the Middle East. For eons, these regimes have pointed at Israel and said that till that mess is solved, we'll have no reform/modernization. Then they continue on to support terrorism in Israel. They've kept up this scam for decades. But if Iraq is democratically successful, then why couldn't that be the case for Lebanon or Syria or Egypt or Sudan or...you get the picture.
The advice that Ed Koch gives would guarantee failure. It would also prove to every single Islamist terrorist: YES, terrorism eventually pays; a few explosions for the Spaniards, a few years for the US but in the end they all eventually crack.
If that happens, then we would completely and utterly lose the Battle of Iraq.