May 04, 2004

Iraqi Psychology

Is there any doubt at this point that the Iraqis will have no inferiority complexes about being able to run the place better than the US? I can still remember predictions that the Iraqis were too passive, that they would only wait for the Americans before they did anything. That there was no taking responsibility among them.

There is nothing in the world more conducive to wanting to take responsibility than current leadership being seen incompetent and heading towards disaster and at the same time being willing to hand over the reigns of power to the locals. Now if only we can survive the transition, we are at least sure that the Iraqis will take charge of their own fate.

When you have a bumper crop of lemons, concentrate on making lemonade.

Posted by TMLutas at May 4, 2004 03:08 PM