This blog post was published on October 31 2004. §
How to solve the terrorists problem in Iraq
What we face now in Iraq are three distinct types of insurgency.
2. Circle of insurgency consists of desperadoes from various paramilitary organizations set up by Saddam and his sons as instruments of political terror. Even these elements could be led back into normal life and given a place in a new Iraq that will belong to all its citizens.
3. Arab terrorists who have come from different countries to indulge in terrorism in the name of their perverted ideologies. These elements must be isolated and eliminated. But in order to do so, one must remove the human shields provided for them by the two other groups.
Regardless of who wins the American election, What is needed are a combination of an Iron fist with tact, patience and diplomacy, the same used with the Sadrist rebellion in Najaf and Sadr City.