If I were Olmert, I’d be rushing to Washington and begging Bush to get the hell out of Iraq. Why?
To start with, Israel is fighting Hezbollah, supported by both Syria and Iran. But this is only a battle. Does anyone see a favourable outcome for Israel? What about the big picture, the war with Israeli hating Arabs on a majority of its borders for decades?
Now we know that Sunni Arabs outside of Iraq are moving in from Syria to support the Sunni insurgency. We also know that Iran, a Shiite country is supporting the attrocities by the Shite Al Sadr against Sunnis. In fact I learned that Sunnis and Shiites don’t look upon each other favourably any where else at all, except in Lebanon. Why? Because they are allies in their war against Israelis.
Syria and Iran are colluding right now to support the Shiite Hezbollah (Which needs Sunni Syria to connect by land with Iran), but if the US leaves Iraq right now, pronto, there would be such a power vacuum, that a war between Syria and Iran would be a near certainty. Divide and conquer.
Does anyone think that Bush will be successful and leave Iraq as a stable country? Didn’t think so. Better let the middle east Sunnis and Shiites fight it out right now and get some resolution before either of these countries manage to go nuclear.