posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 11:20 AM
I was just pondering the upcoming election that is to happen in Iraq and like many, I'm curious to see if it will actually happen. The thing that
baffles me is some of my fellow American Citizens and their views on it.
First off, if one is conservative or moderate, one most likely hopes that the election is successful for one of many reasons.
The ideology I cannot grasp is the liberal hope that it fails. Now this is illogical to me for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, for those
who don't think we should have military in Iraq, this seems an all important step to the end of hostilities and eventual withdrawal of troops.
Secondly, why would anyone deem it right for some to live without a voice under tyranny while they enjoy having a voice in their governing?
Are we now to the point that we would wish for casualties and death and for the Iraqi people to fall back under a totalitarian regime all for the sake
of political agendas?
I often ask my freinds with this view why it matters so much to them that these people not have free elections. "Its not about them!" they say.
"Its about Bush and his policies!"
So, because he happens to be president during this, one must hope an entire country is forever ensnarled in violence? When I ask what they would like
to see done in Iraq, they have no answer. They revert to telling me what they would like done to Bush..but alas have no answer.
If some of you "enlightened" people cannot tell me a good reason why its a bad thing if elections suceed in Iraq, I am about to form the opinion
that some people in the US want to see the form of government that has given them the rights they have forbidden to others for no more than a personal
vendetta against George Bush.
I'm watching for your replies. Again the question? Why do you not want to see free elections suceed in Iraq?