September 20, 2010
First, the U.S. could never under the current circumstances in Iraq fully withdraw all its troops as long as Iran continues to run interference in Iraqi domestic affairs. A premature US withdrawal for all intents and purposes would be handing the country over to the Iranians.
So the solution is to get the Iranians out of Iraq first. Ah yes, but how? The ayatollahs would never let go of the country now that they have their grips into it. The ayatollahs certainly wouldn’t but what if there was a regime change in the country? And what is the best way to bring about a change of regime in Iran?
One school of thought believes that if Israel were to attack Iran’s suspected nuclear facilities, it could accelerate the downfall of the current government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
That is, if all goes according to plan.
Now, let’s take it a step further: With the ayatollahs out of the picture, so to speak, then the setting in neighboring Iraq becomes drastically changed with Iraqis no longer having to worry about outside intervention from their neighbor. Once a strengthened Iraqi security force is able to get a grasp on the security situation in the country, then American troops would be able to redeploy out of the country.
This article was posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 at 11:10 am