This is the same thing as Royals baseball circa 2005 really, you know the current strategy isn't working, now do you try something radical and see if it works or do you "stay the course"?
Now you're comparing Iraq to the Royals?
This is getting kind of funny
I'm guessing Mike Sweeney can be Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
Selig: "When we went into Kansas City, we thought we would be accepted by the people, but we underestimated their loyalty to the Cardinals. We thought we had reached a crossing point when we conquered the Cardinals back in '85. That's when we proclaimed 'Mission Accomplished.' However, the powers that be - the owners - they couldn't get on the same page. There was greed, in-fighting, and general sectarianism among the Kansas City natives. That allowed the Cardinals to get a foothold in the city again, and when Pujols converted to the east side, we realized that we had a big mess on our hands.
We've contemplated just removing the franchise, but the nearby Cardinals team would simply overrun the natives. It would be a blood bath of awful proportions. Soon everyone would be wearing red and celebrating ill-gotten world championships. So right now, the best bet for us is to keep pumping money and time into Kansas City and hope that we can win this battle in the long run."
re the splitting idea, I think that the critical component of that is to make the Saudis, Iranians, Syrians and Turks all put their money where their mouths are. Instead of just splitting it up, we should sell it to them....