Fri, 20 Oct 2006 07:52:00
Maybe there is something to the nickname King George
Via lastango at the Daily Pundit comes the news that the White House has rejected the idea of partitioning Iraq into three autonomous areas.
“We’ve thought about partition, for a series of reasons,” but Mr. Bush has categorically rejected the idea of breaking Iraq into regions, Mr. Snow said in reply to questions about an article in The Washington Times.
Under such a plan, the nation would be divided into Sunni, Shi’ite and Kurdish regions, each enjoying near autonomy, with a central government handling defense, foreign policy and oil production.
Yeah, let’s just categorically reject the only thing that makes any sense at all unless you have a powerful dictator who keeps the sectarian violence under control through fear, intimidation and murder.
As lastango put it:
Of course the White House rejects partition. It will be called federalism.
I think he’s exactly right. I think the idea of a strong network of states with the central government playing a limited role is anathema to the Bushpublican Party. Once again, not to sound like a broken record, but these folks were never conservatives. They never believed in the basic concept that government should be as small as possible. Quite the opposite - one of the perfectly reasonable and legitimate criticism against Bush is that during his presidency, federal power has grown and been consolidated in ways heretofore unheard of, even in wartime. I think the concept of federalism might be to George W. Bush as holy water is to a vampire.
Take. It. Back. If the Republicans don’t want to represent the basic governmental ideals that created this country, then they don’t deserve to be our government.
Third party time, y’all. Are we going to get serious about it or are we just going to sit back and watch it all burn?