[color=blue]"Bremer also recently allowed the creation of a new force, comprising former members of five political party militias, to pursue insurgents with American training and support.
‘The Americans promised to limit our security forces to a professional army and a professional police,’ said Ghazi Yawar, a member of Iraq’s U.S.-appointed Governing Council. ‘They should not tolerate these militias. They should be dissolving them.’
Yawar and his fellow Sunni Muslims, a minority that had long ruled Iraq, are concerned that Shiites, who make up about 60 percent of the population, and Kurds, who have lived autonomously for 12 years, will have little incentive to demobilize their militias after the occupation.
‘The Americans have to deal with this issue,’ he said. ‘It would be irresponsible to leave it up to the Iraqis.’"[/color]
The non-negotiable cornerstone of US policy in Iraq is to leave when a pro-US/Israel government is securely established – and no sooner. The US has slowly come to realize that it won’t be a democratically elected Iraqi government, which is the reason why it is now actively establishing a pro-US coalition of militias which will govern Iraq by force and which will be impossible to dislodge except by force once it gains a foothold in Iraqi government.
The plan also is to leave enclaves of US soldiers in Iraq to keep the militia in power and provide stability in general.
So this little noted event is the key to US policy in Iraq now and in the near future but is a quick-fix solution based on the same bad judgement that has been exercised by US policy makers from the beginning. There is not going to be a quick way out of this now.
Prediction: civil strife, likely leading to warring between ethnic groups in Iraq which will further destabilize it.