Quit stealing my jokes for policy suggestions!
Kevin Drum comments
on various "solutions" for Iraq that Instapundit has rounded up
. One plan
, from The Jacksonian Party blog is, in Drum's words:
batshit insane. Basically, we take out Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Iran, and then create a "Unity Council" to oversee Mecca and Medina.
Well, back in September of 2002 we had a post
about some PowerPoint slides that Richard Perle had accidently left behind at a Starbucks, and one slide showed this as the policy goal:
Areas of agreement between the uggabugga "joke plan" and the "Jacksonian Party blog plan" are:
- Management of the Holy Cities taken away from Saudi Arabia and given to an "honest broker".
- Conquer Syria.
- Autonomy for the Kurds.
- Take over Saudia Arabia (in the "joke plan" rename it to Saudi America)
- Take over Iran and effectively merge it with Afghanistan and the Shia parts of Iraq until it "recovers".
The "joke plan" had control of several territories reverting to former colonial powers. Jacksonian Democrat is more thoughtful and suggests using, for example, Egyptian and Kurdish forces to take Syria. Upon reflection, that does seem to be the wiser course.
It's amazing how the general contours of the uggabugga "joke plan" of 2002 closely match that found today at Jacksonian Democrat, isn't it?
Why not turn Jerusalem into a UN sovereign zone as well. In fact, I'd do that first.