Wednesday, January 12, 2005

A Shining Beacon Of Democracy

Janurayr 30 must be in the minds of everyone in the Bush administration lately. After all, this is the nuts and bolts of "spreading democracy" in the Middle East. First Iraq, then Saudia Arabia, then Kuwait. It will be like butter. Right???


Just because the White House doesn't cancel the Iraqi elections on the 30th doesn't mean success. The Sunnis/Bathist don't want anything to do with it. Namely, cause their man aint gonna be elected. The Shiite, on the other hand, have embraced democracy full on, they want to vote quicker than you can say "my kid is an honor student at my local madras". It's hard to get excited about either scenerio.

On the other hand, the local paper in Riyad, Sadia Arabia was titled "Democracy: It aint all it's cracked up to be"

And in the local Kuwait daily, a recent headline was "Let's Not Get Carried Away With This Whole Democracy Thing"

These are our closest allies in the region. These are the "beacons of democracy that the people of Iraq look to. Our message to them: You got two brutal dictatorships that border you that are our best friends in the region; don't be like them. Be like we tell you to be.

I like this plan, and I'm proud to be a part of it!


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