Many countries have at sometime or other throughout History experienced Civil War, [Britain, America, France…] Unfortunately Iraq appears, according to some commentators, to be either on the brink of, or in a state of Civil war.
Given the fact that the most recent of the various reasons to invade Iraq is to spread the Democratic process [as opposed to earlier versions such as WMD; Regime change etc…] it may be time for the US and the UK accept our own responsibilities by admitting to fundamental mistakes, including not planning for the aftermath of the invasion.
The recent situation in Iraq was, in my view, accelerated by the decision taken to invade Iraq by the ‘coalition of the willing’. An urgent requirement of Iraqis now is to the escalation of violence by not allowing the extremists to succeed in their aims.
It may also be an opportune moment for us to call upon the rest of the International community, especially the UN, to help bail us out before we inflame the threat from terror and the Global unrest even further.
And can we prove our supposed dedication to the Democratic Process and our reputation in the Middle East by working with Palestine instead of turning our backs on it, whether we agree with the elected body or not?