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Post time 2005-1-29 18:16:15 |Display all floors
These statements have never been said in the mainstream USA media:

"The Iraqi election effort has failed.  The insurgents won."

But it's the truth.  All the things that we usually associate with democratic elections are missing in Iraq.  There are no candidates listed on the ballots because the candidates fear for their lives.  There have been no debates or issue discussions because the candidates are afraid to appear in public.  There are no international observers to comment on how the voting will go, because it isn't safe.  There are no candidates for top offices in Iraq on the ballots because a popular vote would elect an anti-American candidate.  All these things have occured because the insurgents have already won.  Anarchy is not democracy.

Yet no one can say those words.  To do so would be to admit that the USA's national policy has failed.  While many disagree that the invasion was the right idea, no one can admit that the USA has forgotten the lesson of Vietnam and once again finds itself unable to occupy another country and create democracy where it is unwelcomed and unwanted.  

And yet the USA congress just received a request for an additional $80 billion for just the year 2005.  $80 billion is a lot for a government policy that can't be scrutinized.  So it seems that the Iraq insurgents have defeated democracy in Iraq and America simultaneously.

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Post time 2005-1-30 19:06:53 |Display all floors

Reply: What's censored in the USA?

Excellent view, and very brave of you to point this out.  In my own opionion, the so-called democratic vote taking place in Irak today is nothing but a staged puppet-act, with the USA as director and producer.  Americans are proud of their government, and would never second-guess any of their actions to the extent of risking personal loss.

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