Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Democracy in Iraq

Yes, the Iraqis really are ready for democracy, just like the Chimp says. As long, of course, as it's "democracy" at gunpoint:

Armed men entered Baghdad's municipal building during a blinding dust storm on Monday, deposed the city's mayor and installed a member of Iraq's most powerful Shiite militia.

The deposed mayor, Alaa al-Tamimi, who was not in his offices at the time, recounted the events in a telephone interview on Tuesday and called the move a municipal coup d'├ętat. He added that he had gone into hiding for fear of his life.

"This is the new Iraq," said Mr. Tamimi, a secular engineer with no party affiliation. "They use force to achieve their goal."

The group that ousted him insisted that it had the authority to assume control of Iraq's capital city and that Mr. Tamimi was in no danger. The man the group installed, Hussein al-Tahaan, is a member of the Badr Organization, the armed militia of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq, known as Sciri.

Thanks to Bush's stupid war, we are rapidly creating a second Shiite dictatorship in the Middle East, one which will rapidly ally itself with Iran, itself in the process of creating a nuclear capability. Will America remember whose fault this all was when the bomb goes off in Washington or New York? Yes, the conservative hero, George W. Bush. This is what your children are dying for.

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