It seems that almost everyone has an exit strategy for Iraq. Since I got a forwarded copy of Bush’s speech this morning I thought it was time for the Erik Iraq exit strategy:
We need to convince Walmart to build a store or 2 in Iraq (Just give them a couple tax breaks – certainly the GOP way – and they should be more than happy to open a couple stores). This will then usher in an era of consumerism as they see all the stuff that is out there that they cannot live without. An insurgent busy saving for a new big screen TV is an insurgent not blowing stuff up. Secondarily, (I heard this on the radio) all Iraqis should get air conditioning, because a cool Iraqi is a happy Iraqi – coincidentally something Walmart also sells and fits nicely into my plan. World peace through Walmart and consumerism!