Surely the southern Sudanese, and at least some group in Darfur, can now beg the Americans to come in, and then the Americans should promptly accede. This should be done right now, without the Americans waiting to leave Iraq. Of course, the Americans should leave Iraq, and that prompt withdrawal should be accompanied by similar measures that will make it clear that the Americans are not leaving Iraq because they were defeated, but because they intend to more effectively counter the varied weapons of Jihad.
Other moves might include, for example, discussion of necessary changes in immigration policy all over the West, loud noises made about security threats to NATO and the danger from Muslims “in Europe seizing control of weapons and armories including nuclear weapons” — a subject that should be discussed, written about, worried about, and made the subject of great interest right now, all over the nation-states that constitute the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
In other words, American (and other Western troops) in the Sudan, as well as Western military aid to Ethiopia or rather to its Christians, can do much to demoralize and dishearten jihadist Muslims throughout black Africa. Those troops and that military aid should be accompanied by a large and well-financed propaganda campaign devoted to the subject of the long and continuing Arab slave trade, and the Arab use of Islam as a vehicle for Arab imperialism, and the mocking of those blacks in the West who have been fooled into becoming pseudo-Arabs, with Arab names and subservience to the Arab National Religion (hence my request for someone to come up with the version of the epithet “Uncle Tom” that could apply to an islamized, arabized black man — a term that needs to be created, for it could be an effective weapon of ridicule, one making the mahdi-brays of this world the butt of jokes, rather than what they think they are). And anything that can be done to split black Africa from the dominating Arabs and Muslims might also help, if properly exploited, to limit the effectiveness of those well-financed campaigns of dangerous Da’wa in our prisons, especially in the United States and Great Britain. Those Da”wa efforts are directed particularly at black prisoners — ones who are disaffected and Searching for an Answer. But they must be made to understand that that Answer is Not the Arab National Religion.
For god’s sake, is there nowhere in the Pentagon an office devoted solely to figuring out how best to demonstrate resolve while, at the same time, leaving Iraq so that we can take advantage of fissures within the Camp of Islam, just as Muslims in Europe have been exploiting for years the fissures within the Camp of the Infidels, playing especially on the coarse anti-Americanism and the inextinguishable though at times containable antisemitism of too many in Europe?
And there should also be, right next to that office, one labelled “Black Africa” and dedicated to figuring out how to support the Christians in the Sudan, in Nigeria, and in Ethiopia (all of whom have been the victims or targets of violent Jihad — i.e., Jihad pursued through the instrument of qital or combat). That support should extend, indeed, up and down both sides of the Continent, even in places where the Muslim pressure is hardly noticed in the West but is very clear to the black Christians themselves, as in the Ivory Coast, Senegal, Liberia, Togo, Uganda (when Idi Amin was in power), Kenya, Tanzania, and in many other places.
But one suspects that there is not the Big Office devoted to coming up with a To-Do List of things that must be done before (that is, right now) and during and after the American withdrawal from Iraq, which must be pursued whatever our president, that Captain Queeg, that Man Without A Country, keeps insisting on. This is a democracy, and it is time for the village elders (not the Bakerites of course, not the collaborators of the Raymond-Close variety, but whoever can be rounded up to represent the untainted and the intelligent) to tell this Man Without A Country that the Iraq-the-Modelling Play-Dough just has to be put away. Recess is over.