Hamilton-Baker-Rear View Mirror Iraq Report
The Hamilton-Baker report on what to do with Iraq has been leaked by the NY Times, but here, for the first time, is a snippet from the even more secret Hamilton-Baker-Rear View Mirror report. More to follow.
U.S. and allied troops will be pulled from urban areas and sent to the Iraqi borders. The mission will be to stop the Iranians and Syrians from supplying their puppet terrorist forces in Iraq. The U.S. military is made for this type of mission. It is highly mobile, thus able to cover large amounts of territory and it has numerous surveillance capabilities, allowing the good guys to spot people sneaking in over the border. By removing our troops from the easily mined road net in and around the major cities we will eliminate the vast majority of IED attacks and RPG ambushes.
Allied troops will take over all border crossings, something that should also be done with the U.S.-Mexican border but that is an argument for another day. Two things will happen by physically controlling the crossings. First, the Iranian Fedex guy will not be able to easily bring in boxes of arms for the Shia militias, same holds true for the Syrian UPS dude. Second, if these fools insist on trying to smuggle something in such a blatant fashion then the country on the other side of the border can be held responsible. Everyone now knows they are doing this, but a little direct evidence never hurts. We can then take whatever action is necessary to stop this traffic. My suggestion on how to handle this situation involves large air strikes, but that is just my opinion.
The Iraqi Army, with U.S. advisors, will have to handle security in Baghdad and the various and any other urban hell hole in the country where violence breaks out. They need the practice.
All militia's will be disarmed. Period. Sorry no private armies for anyone.
The Sunnis need to be told to behave or else we will leave and let the Shia kill them all. The Shia need to be told to behave or we will stay and keep killing them. The Kurds are the only people in the area with any common sense or decency. We give them whatever they want. Maybe the oil fields in Shiite land.