The entire world should be grateful to the US for making this election possible.
Right. Give thanks to the U.S. for starting a war that was started over bogus information; where the reason changed with the wind in Washington, and where a war still rages. Grateful? What are you smoking?
Iraqi's are free to run their own affairs effective today for the first time in 50 years.
With an occupying army in place? Hardly. They will not be free to run their own affairs or be masters of their own house till every foreign soldier has left and gone home. Until then, their are, in many respect, being run by Washington, not Baghdad.
Democracy by its very nature is never imposed.
ROTFL. You have the nerve to say that after Iraq was "given" "democracy" at the point of the gun? Amazing!
I would restate an earlier opinion however . . . if the Iraqi government orders us out of the country, we need to depart. If they ask for our help, we must stay - we started this - until he government and the people are satisfied.
Agree, absolutely, 100%. No matter what side of this war you were on, it is imperative that Iraq be given the chance, and that Washington be given the opportunity to turn a less-than-perfect situation into something that can work, long-term, for these people. You are right, ANC
, we owe it to them-and we owe it to our soldiers who have died in that nation.
The point of the elections is that Iraqis should risk their lives to go vote for a leader?
, since you know nothing about freedom or the right to freely vote, I'm not surprised. People all over the world have fought ,died and killed to not be ruled, but to give their consent to those governing them. It's a sad fact the Arab world doesn't know, or understand diddle about this, and it's one reason why the Arab world is an abject failure.
Maybe-just maybe-this can succeed, and start a transformation of the Arab world. I have my doubt, especially based on the history of the Arab world, and, despite the euphoria today, I'm still of the opinion Civil War is possible when the troops leave, but maybe it's possible. I was not for this war, and never will be, QR
, but I'm willing to see if something good can come of it. That's called having an open mind.
Would be interesting to see what happens to Iraq if it is turned into an Ultra-Shi'aa state, which is VERY probable. A second Iran...
I agree with you. That won't happen in this election, I believe, but in a post-occupation election, I think you'll see Iraq head to an Islamic government, I really do. History leans to that conclusion.
Not as surprising as racist people like you making comments like that, though.
Why? Because he's astounded to see an Arab nation doing what many in the U.S., sadly, take for granted? It wasn't racist. It was a comment not based in hate, but in happy surprise. I'm not fan of JetJack, but he said nothing wrong.