Now that all but the mopping up is done in Iraq, I guess what they say is true:
“To the victor go the spOILs.”
In my March 23rd article “War with Iraq: Winners & Losers”, I wrote about the ‘War Blogs’…
“The ‘war blogs’ are in hog heaven these days. Plenty to write about on these web logs. But what’s going to happen, say, next week or so, when the war is over?” (end quote)
The general reaction to that quote – as seen in numerous emails I received – was, “You’re naive! This war is going to last many many months.” or words to that effect.
Just short of three weeks later and, well… I won’t say, “I told you so.” I’m way too classy to do that.
Besides, I’m too busy getting ready to watch the NEXT chapter in the War Trilogy.
Working Title: “War in Syria”
As far as Iraq itself goes, I’ll keep it plain and simple: There IS no more Iraq!
We broke it, we bought it.
Oh, sure, everybody may wring their hands over the unsolvable “united democratic Iraq” conundrum for a while but, eventually, you’ll most likely see – abracadabra! – three countries where there once was one. The Kurds, Sunnis, and Shi’a will all get a slice of the former-Iraqi pie.
And they’ll all live “happily ever after.” Or as happy as anybody can after years and years of sectarian hatred and mistrust.
On the ‘War Blogs’…
Best case scenario:
The Anti-War blogs will turn to other pressing social & political issues, protesting these symptoms of a larger problem – much the same way they protested “the symptom of war”.
For a short time, the Pro-War blogs will be on the “Rah! Rah! Rah! Ain’t America Grand?” bandwagon, but that’ll soon peter out. Then, they will turn to other pressing social & political problems – of which, “war” was never one – and suggest solutions that will be in direct opposition to those put forth by Blogs Formerly Known as Anti-War.
Worst Case Scenario:
The Pro- and Anti- War blog factions will, without a real war to distract them, instead attack each other. Thus paralleling what will most likely happen in Iraq itself, until that country is cut up piecemeal.
Yes, there could shortly be some trouble brewing in Greater Blogtopia.
At that point, Planet Earth will blow herself up out of spite. The end. Powered by Sidelines