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Originally posted by soficrow
Apparently, the US only supports the right kind of democracy.
Originally posted by RANT
Isn't this how and why we made Saddam in the first place?
Which leads to all sorts of new implications. While Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim insists that he will not have a cleric-run state, what happens if he does what so many other politicians the world over do and changes his mind? Do the US troops get to 'liberate' them again or would a theocracy be accepted?
If this happens, will the US administration be able to gracefully accept the will of the people of Iraq?
Originally posted by marg6043
Duzey obviously US can not and will not accept the will of the people of Iraq, it will rather have a couple of hundreds of thousand die on a civil unrest that let them have a theocracy in control, occurs only if is like in Israel.
as posted by Duzey
...prospect of another Muslim theocracy in the neighbourhood.
Originally posted by Seekerof
Not so super sure that there will be "another Theocracy" in Iraq as there is in Iran, Duzey.
Something expected; a possibility.
Israel has no need to be sending a "Thank You" card anytime soon, eh?
Originally posted by LeftBehind
...we should let them divide the country however they want.
In Bush's state of the union address, he spoke of spreading freedom everywhere. I guess he should have said "after we invade you, and only if it's our definition of freedom."
This type of forced nation-building has not worked very well in the past.
If we really believed in freedom and self determination we would let this happen.
as posted by Indigo_Child
Did I not say this facade of "free elections" was a sham? How can you have forced free elections?
Ah well, on the bright side, America is going to hell soon anyway. So let it bask in the sun light, then it will bask and bathe in the thousand suns of Russian nuclear light.
Originally posted by Duzey I just wish they could have chosen a more flattering picture of Ms. Rice. As a female, I know how upset we get when a picture that might not be our best is widely circulated. She's not an unattractive woman, and that picture does not do her justice.
Originally posted by The Vagabond
1. Those who wish to paint the news in an anti-American light are referring to the Iraqi National Guard as a militia.
2. Somebody else is arming Shi'ite seperatists for a good row with America and is leaking propaganda to their media to make it look like America's fault.
3. Maybe their wrong about where the weapons are going.
Maybe America would covertly support Shia seperatists and just pretend to lose to them. Afterall, if they don't have to share with Sunni Iraq they can give more to us.
There are other possibilities of course, including that the story may be true. I'm just going to reserve judgement and wait to see if there really is any disturbance in Iraq.
We went in to Afghanistan specifically to END a problem like that. We only create such problems when other countries are doing the occupying.