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Friday, June 09, 2006

Don't Want To Write That Name

Officials and organizations made statements Thursday regarding the death of a terrorist leader in Iraq whose name will not appear here on this site.

After reading a few PR Newswire releases on this subject, I chose not to use the comments because a terrorist's name has no place here.

3 Comments:

At 7:32 AM, Blogger pinkysteph said...

hey! thanks for droppin by...

 
At 9:05 AM, Blogger REB 84 said...

Making the World Safe for Hypocrisy

Why are we in Iraq? First we were told it was because Saddam had WMD and we could expect mushroom clouds over American cities if he were allowed to stay in power; then the goal was getting rid of a brutal dictator who gassed his own people and by the way has a "blood feud" with America; the latest rationale is that we are bringing democracy to a troubled part of the world.

The rad-con democracy domino theory is that Iraq will become a shining example of representative democracy in the Middle East that all its neighbors will desire to emulate. Yet, despite a couple of elections; this utopia seems further away than ever.

Meanwhile, back here in the USA, the Bush administration is quietly choking off funding to the primary organizations that are actually training Iraqis on how to set up and run democratic political parties, elections, and governments. Is this hypocrisy?

"The commitment to what the president of the United States will say every single day of the week is his number one priority in Iraq, when it's translated into action, looks very tiny," said Les Campbell, who runs programs in the Middle East for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, known as NDI.(see link to story in title) Apparently, there has been no response to these reports from the White House.

It appears that military and security spending is cutting back the only legitimate pro-democracy efforts America is conducting in Iraq. This is just the latest example of the Bush administration's failure to put the money where its mouth is. If we really want to know what politicians value, we need to find out what programs they fund and which they cut.

QuestionItNow

posted by REB 84 at 4/06/2006

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger REB 84 said...

Scott,

Thank you for visiting QuestionItNow Still in Iraq. I agree "The spending on Iraq is way out of control." This is true in human and monetary costs. It is unfortunate that more Americans are not seeing this.

 

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