First it was WMD’s. Then links to 9/11. Then just because he was a terrible human being and oppressed his own people and used WMD’s in the past (of course no mention of the US’ support for him while he was doing so). Then it was bringing democracy to the Middle East. And now…
It’s the political process that will eventually bring democracy to Iraq.
When exactly does the US admit they made a horrible, disgusting, immoral “mistake”?
Yes folks, the US government is finally admitting the vote on January 30th won’t mean anything because half the country won’t get to vote.
This would be funny if it weren’t so utterly tragic and if 100k Iraqi civilians had not already lost their lives, let alone their right to vote.
“I think a successful election will be an election where most of the population has gotten a chance to vote, and even though we may not get the same kind of numbers in the Sunni area, we’re going to have to go forward and use the results of this election to build on,” Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Would that be considered a successful election in the US or any other democracy? Isn’t democracy predicated on “one person, one vote” and “equal opportunity”? (Btw – one of the areas to which Powell refers is Baghdad… you know, the Capital of the country…)
Many experts feel this will only continue to inflame the already volatile region and risk damaging the opinion of democracy in the Middle East. Not to mention continue to call into question the motivations of the US.
But don’t worry good citizens, Bush thinks it’s all hunky-dory and it’s really your fault anyway… facts don’t matter, the fact that you elected him is the only ‘truth’ that’s necessary.
“President Bush said that the public’s decision to reelect him was a ratification of his approach toward Iraq and that there was no reason to hold any administration officials accountable for mistakes or misjudgments in prewar planning or managing the violent aftermath.”
Quick question — isn’t it the Constitution and the International laws and treaties of which the US is party that decides who should be held accountable?