Monday, February 14, 2005

Flipping The Purple Bird

capt.w013115aAt The Nation, a typically excellent column from Naomi Klein on the Iraqi election:

The election results are in: Iraqis voted overwhelmingly to throw out the US-installed government of Iyad Allawi, who refused to ask the United States to leave. A decisive majority voted for the United Iraqi Alliance; the second plank in the UIA platform calls for "a timetable for the withdrawal of the multinational forces from Iraq."

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So will the people who got all choked up watching Iraqis flock to the polls support these democratically chosen demands? Please. "You don't set timetables," George W. Bush said four days after Iraqis voted for exactly that.

1 comment:

El Duque said...

Superfrankenstein,

There is no "I" in democracy.

Think about it.