Thursday, September 09, 2004

Iraqi Democracy... Still More Cracks

Great piece in The New York Review of Books (Sep 23rd, 2004 issue) that sheds some light about Iraq's interim government and the Bush Administration's willful defiance of the will of Iraq's people, the ones we supposedly "liberated."

According to writer Peter Galbraith, who served as the first US Ambassador to Croatia and worked with the United Nations on its emeergency mission in East Timor, the US government actually polled the Iraqi population to find out who the most and least popular public figures were in the post-Saddam era. 61% of the population felt strongly opposed to Iyad Allawi. So, we made him Prime Minister of the country.

Iraq's most popular politician? Moqtada Sadr, who we cut out of the process entirely, leading him to raise an army of what, after the violent stand-off in Fallujah, numbers over a thousand.

I doubt the Bush administration cares much about what the Iraqi people want. If, given another four years to manage this situation, they will surely provide Iraq with a pro-business, pro-western government that seems democratically elected.

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At 5:13 PM , Blogger tifanie said...

Hi. You're hard to catch up with after a weekend out of town. I just want you to know I am still reading every word, mouth agape. I am on board any project you deem fit.

At 10:24 AM , Blogger Dollar Video Curator said...

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