Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Democralypse Now

I guess Iraq can be taken off that list of 'Emergin Democracies' in the Middle East, that Bush keeps bragging about. Who's on that list anyway? Iran I think is the best candidate, but Bush might disagree.

so now the plan is to install a brutal dictator? Will we help him gas his own people?

U.S. officials rethink hopes for Iraq democracy

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Nightmarish political realities in Baghdad are prompting American officials to curb their vision for democracy in Iraq. Instead, the officials now say they are willing to settle for a government that functions and can bring security.

A workable democratic and sovereign government in Iraq was one of the Bush administration's stated goals of the war.

But for the first time, exasperated front-line U.S. generals talk openly of non-democratic governmental alternatives, and while the two top U.S. officials in Iraq still talk about preserving the country's nascent democratic institutions, they say their ambitions aren't as "lofty" as they once had been.

"Democratic institutions are not necessarily the way ahead in the long-term future," said Brig. Gen. John "Mick" Bednarek, part of Task Force Lightning in Diyala province, one of the war's major battlegrounds.



At 4:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they can get some viable DNA from Saddam's corpse and reanimate him and put him back in charge. The Iraqi people would be better off with him than with Bush the psychopath in charge.

At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So all of this was so we could replace that "uppity" despot Saddam (who we once backed), with another tin-plated dictator who is more to our current liking?
History repeats itself...endlessly.


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