« Obama | Main | Lord Acton »

The Pragmatic Solution



                   Of course we are all against war. But let's be practical. There is no way that the Pentagon and its congressional allies will accept peace nor could we get the 60 votes in the Senate against the war budget. But the Spirit of Democracy is Compromise. A bipartisan proposal that might work is to switch the war to a smaller country, and one with fewer, lower mountains. I prefer Luxembourg, but am open to other suggestions if we can find a place also with oil.

                          Such a change ( no, CHANGE! or  Transition to Democracy) will save money that could be donated to the health insurance companies, will not create new terrorists, could not be perceived as a war against Islam, we already have CIA officers who are fluent in Luxembourgish, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is clearly not a democracy but is a feudal Grand Duchy under a feudal Grand Duke who suffers from no term limitations. And we have no evidence that they have no nuclear program. Therefore regime change is required. The peace movement will be paralyzed by internal disputes over whether the Grand Duchy is undemocratic enough to require the introduction of Democracy, and whether oppositioin to a new war would have undesirable consequences for Democrats in the next elections.

                         A smaller war will show a gradualist trend, step by step to smaller and smaller wars with peace as the end point and would be worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize. NPR will maintain its patriotic objectivity. There may be some problems with NATO, but Luxembourg is clearly a Failed State (or will be within a week or two), there is no Luxemburg Lobby,  LuxBank will be given enough tie to transfer its assets to Goldman Sachs, and if some Predator missiles go astray they will only hit Germany, where they will be plausibly denied. In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.,

                             Isador Nabi, for THE COMMITTEE FOR A REALISTIC FOREIGN POLICY


PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (3)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
  • Response
    Response: Philip
    Your arrangement is extremely aspiring without a doubt. There are various wilflower strips accessible through numeous catelogs and in most nursery or handyman shops. Sadly the arrangement is, as I would like to think, non-practical. To tend your greenery enclosure and tomatoes requires unhampered
  • Response
    Response: sign in

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>