Saturday, February 19, 2005
Stolen US vs. Stolen Iraqi Election
We did not see any massive outpouring of protest here like we saw after the Ukrainian elections, which were actually held again. Personally, I don't think the Iraqis are going to take tainted election results and "get over it". They are already engaged in an anti-occupation insurgency and in a fighting mentality, so a stolen Iraqi election will be just one more log into the fireplace of discontent and injustice. Meanwhile, their American "liberators" go about their daily lives like a drugged pack of sheep, willing to let the criminals who stole their government operate with impunity.
One of the reasons for attacking Iraq was supposedly to bring them "freedom and democracy". If the election results are not honored, if they are changed to suit US corporate needs, then we have shown once again that our justifications for attacking are totally false and misleading. It is ironic that we would attack a nation to "free" them, when it is the Iraqi people who are the ones who are really trying to free themselves while the compliant American public, which isn't really free as attested to by the unilateral machinations of the Bush administration as well as a two stolen elections, sits back in the thought that they are actually freeing Iraqis! This is such a gross misperception.