Monday, January 31, 2005

Iraqi Election

I wonder how many Americans realize what the Iraqi election was actually about. It was not, as we might think in this country, to elect a congress and president. It was to elect a bunch of guys who will come up with a constitution that will be voted on in October. They have no real power.

From the UK Independent:

They have no control over their oil, no authority over the streets of
Baghdad, let alone the rest of the country, no workable army or loyal police
force. Their power is that of the American military and its 150,000 soldiers
whom we could see at the main Baghdad intersections yesterday.

So don't get too excited. Its a long way from a working democracy.


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