Sunday, October 16, 2005

Armando at Daily Kos opposes democracy 
You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried, folks.

Here's Daily Kossack Armando on the recent Iraq referendum:

This Constitutional process, as was, the January election, was a terrible mistake and harmful to the stability of Iraq.

Your knee jerk applause for this, and no doubt you applauded the January elections, is mindless in my view.

What do you think the result will be?

Iraq does not need empty gestures - it needs a plan for stabilizing, securing and reconstructing the country.

The process that was undertaken PREMATURELY has harmed Iraq, not helped.

The cynicism is yours. The lack of thinking is yours.

If this comment seems harsh it is because attitudes like yours or just the problem. Think for a moment before you stsate such an opinion.

An election means nothing if it does not lead to governance and security.

The point is that the occupying power - an occupation I strenuously objected to through my opposition to this disastrous war - had to set the conditions for nation building - not rush willy nilly to empty electoral gestures.

You see, the problem is the ILLEGITIMACY of the process as perceived by the Sunni.

To pretend, as you do, that this process gains legitimacy in THEIR eyes is precisely the follishness I object to.

There is NOTHING different today than there was yesterday.

This is a sham. And will lead to nothing good.

And here's one of the true liberal followers at Daily Kos:

I'd clean up Saddam, give him a new suit, and hand him the keys back. That'd be the end of Islamofascism there. We might be glad to have a simple, nasty, brutal and worldly dictator in charge again.

So might a large number of Iraqis.

Get the troops out now!

Thank God almighty these people can't win elections.

Splash, out


The best way to avoid making a fool of ones-self is to know the facts before opening your mouth. Someone should notify that fool that in half of the Sunni districts, the constitution was overwhelmingly approved.

Powerline pointed out today that the voting against the constitution seemed to be more geographically based that religious-sect based.
Hey, excellent website. A great Iraq resource is Deaths in Iraq. It breaks all of the casualties down by age, race, branch of the military, country, etc.
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