Ted Rall for December 18, 2006
Hey nation-states! We're about to cut and run from Iraq - but the war there is only going to get bigger and better! Unfunded factions are standing by... but they won't last long! Don't miss your chance to commit to your very own proxy sponsorship of Iraq's coming civil war. Sunnis. Iraq's pissed-off religious minority is loaded for bear, but Saddam's old AK-47 caches won't last forever. Won't you help? Sold to Saudi Arabia. Shias. Majority status isn't everything. Ethnic cleansers need cash - and they need you! In contract with Iran. Kurds. They've got oil, a flag, even their own stamps! Give them a steady supply of RPGs, and they'll be your best friends! Now with the US. Up for renewal. These fine ethnic groups are still available! Turkmen, Assyrians, Shabaks. Proxy conflicts are your best warfare value!