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Now that the Iraqi elections have happened... was it really worth it?

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posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 05:39 PM

Originally posted by transient

Originally posted by FlyersFan
Iraqis are now free and are using their
voices on the internet in BLOGS

No offense, but any Iraqis hooked up to the internet and writing blogs are probably not very representative of the state of that society at this time.

To be honest, after reading some of those things they just seem like a low form of propaganda. I doubt many Iraqis even speak English.

[edit on 15-2-2005 by transient]

1. I agree, bloggists may not be representative.

Here's another one telling it how it is (do you think)?

And here's links for the most famous one of all:

2. BUT there are plenty of Iraqis who speak English all over the world. How many Americans have learned Arabic, or gained the mildest semblance of understanding of Islamic or other cultures?

From Husayn's blog posted by Flyers Fan:

"Sunnis are now, unfotunately going to learn the hard way the folly of not
participating in the elections. The terrorists have stepped up their
violence, targetting Shias especially, but I think that their attempts to
badger the Shias will only result in more patience, or if the Shia get a real
grip on power, bad news for the Sunnis. I can only hope that this is
averted though, and that these idiotic terrorists do not cause more trouble
inadvertantly, in addition to the deliberate troubles they have caused for
all of Iraq.

The atmosphere has changed after the elections, but I must say that some
people are growing a bit angry at the fact that the terrorists continue to
make attacks. I suppose their patience is wearing thin, they thought that
the election would bring a sort of overnight change, but we must all
realize and remember that this is a process that will take some time."

This isn't celebratory, if it's propaganda it's well written... promoting the "long haul" approach to foreign occupation and foreshadowing more reasons for fear and terror and even civil war.

posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 06:33 PM
negative, thats a pretty lame thing to imply.

if i was labeled as a terrorist, thrown in jail and raped, it would be my decision? i mean i was forced to do it. just like i am forced to pay taxes.

the reason i dont consider myself part of the we is it is supposed to be a government FOR the people BY the people. there are plenty of threads on this board to discuss the FOR part, even some posts in this one. they say it is FOR americas best interest to be over there. this is highly debateable and im not questioning it here.

but the war was a. unpopular and b. not voted upon so yes even though i've probably paid for a few rounds of ammo over the past 3 years its because that money was taken from me against my will. definately not BY the people.

posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 07:43 PM
It took us 11 years to complete the Consitution and wars after that up to this day. Sure it was worth it, ask the GIs. I myself know it came at a cost, nothing is easy to keep freedom.

Golden Shellback..........................................Iraqis has the helm, what they do with it-I hope they use their hearts to guide them to a peaceful ways.

posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 08:03 AM

Originally posted by transient
but any Iraqis hooked up to the internet and
writing blogs are probably not very representative
of the state of that society at this time.

Why? Because they are educated and they
disagree with the grim outlook that the radical
left wants everyone to believe? Sorry folks ...
but these are Iraqis and they are telling how
they feel. They are free and happy. And yes,
having Iraq free with democratic elections IS
a step against terrorism - for all the reasons I
mentioned. Freedom is good.

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