Mar 31, 2006
Sort Of A Democracy
Our ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, told the Iraqi government that George Bush wants the current president Ibrahim al-Jaafari out. The Shiites were pissed at this. They were under the impression they could elect who they wanted as president. Wasn't this a democracy? But when our counrty has a hundred and thirty thousand troops on their soil, didn't anyone tell them we'd get to have a big say in who is in charge of their "so-called democracy"? Al-Jaafari is in favor of the shiites maintaining their militias. Moktada al-Sadr, the dude we tried to arrest who has his own army is a big supporter of al-Jaafari. Of course these guys want to have their people armed. It's obvious at some point the place is going to implode. I would also want all of my peeps heavily armed when that happens. I can also understand why our government wants to manipulate who is in charge even if it means exposing that it really isn't a democracy. It's such a mess at this point that I don't think anyone really cares. We are all just delaying the inevitable, letting them duke it out amongst themselves. Last man standing wins.