Sunday, August 21, 2005

What was the Point?

The last fig leaf of justification for the Iraq war has now been lost.

THE careful negotiations over the Iraqi constitution appeared last night to be leaning further towards making Islamic law the main source of law for the country rather than a source after US diplomats apparently gave way to the concerns of Iraqi officials.
Sunni Arab negotiator Saleh al-Mutlak said a deal was struck which would mean parliament could pass no legislation that “contradicted Islamic principles”.

Yesterday Shi’ite, Sunni and Kurdish negotiators, meeting with Iraqi president Jalal Talabani and US ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, all said there was accord on a bigger role for Islamic law than Iraq had before.

One secular Kurdish politician said: “We understand the Americans have sided with the Shi’ites. It’s shocking. It doesn’t fit American values. They have spent so much blood and money here, only to back the creation of an Islamist state. I can’t believe that’s what the Americans really want or what the American people want.”

So, tell me again how are we spreading freedom and western princples around the world? Tell me again how will Iraq will become a less hospitable place for terrorists?

3 Comments:

Anonymous r said...

Excuse me for going off the point again but this is too good because it makes it sooooo plain that Iraq ...in addition to being for Israel's sake...was also the biggest Mafia caper in history for US and internationaly connected individuals.

That LESS than a third of US funds allocated to rebuild Iraq have been spent...but ALL of Iraq's OWN money has been already been spent...in addition to the 9 billion LOST, that no one has the foggiest idea about...nudge,nudge,wink,wink...

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/nation/12371894.htm

8/21/2005 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous r said...

Addressing the original post:

That Iran will end up an Islamic Republic just means that your average observer is far smarter than any politican or pseduo-neo-intellectual because this is exactly what we all predicted from day one.

8/21/2005 10:11:00 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

If you are blinded by a vision of securing the realm you are going to make bad decisions whether you are smart or not.

I have no doubt they would have come to a more accurate conclusion had they been less detached from the situation.

Of course, calling them "bias" implies their mistakes were done subconsciously. That is giving them the benefits of the doubt, to be sure.

8/22/2005 06:59:00 AM  

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