Aug. 13, 2014
-- The White House recently took new steps to remove Iraq’s prime minister from power as it sought out possible solutions to stop militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria(ISIS) from grasping a stronger grip on the country’s land. In an effort to push back ISIS militants, the US took its first military action in Iraq in three years by orchestrating an air attack that freed some members of a religious minority trapped on Mount Sinjar by the ISIS.
Meanwhile, Iraq’s Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki thought it an ideal time to make a bad political situation worse by refusing to step down from power. Security forces loyal to Maliki have deployed throughout Baghdad, sparking fears of plans by Maliki to hang on to his job by force. President Obama and other officials now predict more American money will be needed in order to support the change in Iraqi political leadership.
My question is why is the United States involved, again? Even though the situation is dire in Iraq, is it really our nation’s business? Before getting into other peoples’ business, the U.S. needs to clean up its own financial house. This is one of the key elements to determining what a business is really worth, as seen in my best- selling and award winning book, Sell Your Business For More Than It’s Worth. No matter whether we are talking about the politics of business or the business of politics, the fact of anything’s worth is found in the numbers.
The United States financial records show a staggering number of unsolved conflicts within our own nation’s government—too many to afford sticking our nose in another country’s problems. The United States spends more money than it makes, and printing money as a solution is setting up its people for one of the worst economic crises this country has ever faced. The nation is already battling too many monetary battles and controversial dilemmas as is. Therefore, I cannot understand through what logic the Obama Administration is using to measure plans for further action as warranted.
The aspect of a more diversified administration is as essential to political structures as it is to business structures. An inclusive establishment provides a much more coherent and cohesive environment for all parties involved, but this is not one party the United States needs to be attending. We have too much cleaning up to do ourselves.