We’re at war with Islamic fascism. Iraq is at the center of the Islamic world. It straddles the split between the Shi’ite and Sunni sects. It is next door to Iran and Syria, our mortal enemies. Where better to create massive military bases, loaded with missile defense systems, nuclear weapons, spy-planes, drones, fighters, bombers, highly trained soldiers and enough armor to roll over any tin-pot Arab army in 3 days flat?

We would not have to bother much with what’s going on inside Iraq so long as they behave themselves. We would send a strong message to our enemies. Best of all, we would have a new base to replace the bases we’ve maintained in Germany and Japan ever since the end of the last big war we actually won.