[lit-ideas] Re: The winner has already been selected?

  • From: "Andreas Ramos" <andreas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 15:58:56 -0800

> "So what will happen if the Iraqi elect the wrong person?"
> There is no 'wrong' person.

Phil isn't acquainted with US policy on incorrect elections.

There's also the wrong religion. We may soon enjoy the irony of Bush attending 
inauguration of a Shiite mullah.

There's more irony in store; a Shiite mullah will very likely abolish democracy 
(because it 
is a secular rationalist idea) and declare Sharia (Islamic law based on Koran).

Before: The USA had a secular CIA client in power.

After: The USA toppled its own client and created the conditions for a 
Islamic state.

Speaking of which, Mr. Saddam is still in US "custody." Will he be tried? Will 
he have an 
opportunity to defend himself in a trial? Will he discuss who else shares the 
credit with 
him for coming to power and holding power for so long?


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