Wednesday, February 20, 2008

George Breaks the D & C Code

U.S. President George W. Bush revealed the roadmap to divide and conquer during his Africa trip. During a press conference in Rwanda, Bush said:

"A clear lesson I learned in the museum was that outside forces that tend to divide people up inside their country are unbelievably counterproductive. In other words, people came from other countries -- I guess you'd call them colonialists -- and they pitted one group of people against another. And an early warning sign was -- and it's hard to have seen it, I readily admit, but I'm talking earlier than 1994, and earlier than the '90s -- was the fact that it become a habit to divide people based upon -- you know, in this case, whether they were Tutsi or Hutu, which eventually led to exploitation."

While the British were quite skilled at the game of pitting two oppressed groups against each other for scarce resources, the Bush team ain't bad either. Consider Hamas/Fatah in the Palestinian Territories or Iraq with its numerous splits, Sunni/Sunni, Shia/Shia, Sunni/Shia, and Kurd/Sunni/Shia. And who's minding the store in Iraq? It's people from other countries, mostly American soldiers.