I am fired up this morning!
U.S. leadership is saying Iraqis should pay to rebuild their country:
Democrats plan to push legislation this spring that would force the Iraqi government to spend its own surplus in oil revenues to rebuild the country, sparing U.S. dollars.
Let's not forget, Iraqis did not invite the U.S. to destroy their infrastructure, homes, schools, hospitals, churches, and museums, etc. Iraqis weren't given an opportunity to vote on whether they wanted the U.S. to attack, invade, and occupy their country. And U.S. politicians expect Iraqis to pay to fix the damage. That's so fucking wrong!
Top Democrats are also saying the U.S. must pressure Iraq's government to achieve reconciliation:
Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said pausing troop reductions would signal to the Iraqis that the United States was committed to the war indefinitely.
"Rather, we need to put continuous and increasing pressure on the Iraqis to settle their political differences, to pay for their own reconstruction with their oil windfalls, and to take the lead in conducting military operations," said Levin, D-Mich.
My stomach turns every time I hear the U.S. needs to pressure Iraqis. Haven't they been pressured enough? Seriously, I'd say it takes a lot of fucking pressure to cause the one million civilian deaths that occurred during the past several years and the refugee crisis in which 4.5 million people or nearly 1/5 of Iraq's population have fled their homes.
Yah, Carl, just what the Iraqis need, more pressure. Don't you see? The U.S. military presence and political influence prohibit reconciliation. The conflicts in Iraq will never be settled until the U.S. gets out of there, completely.
U.S. Out of the Middle East! Iraq for Iraqis!