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Tuesday, December 07, 2004

January elections or Democracy?

I received an email from an Iraqi friend on the above subject, part of which stated:

I will vote, as I believe in change..
We have to start somewhere..
We are still below ZERO...
This time the success might be 10%..
Next time it will be 25, then 45, then......
If I do not vote, that means that I will not be helping the process to change..
It will mean that I want to keep the status quo, as is..
It will mean that I will not be able to put my idea through...
Blood will flow....
Damage will carry on, for a long time to come....
It will not be a switch of a button, to make things right....
But at the end of the tunnel, we will have light.....
It is the people who will eventually rule...
We have to start somewhere....
This is as good as any.............
Now if you have a better solution, than democracy, please do let me know...
With Democracy, we will be able to put our say...
Before there was no democracy, however, there was no change....
Bad change has been implemented.....
We are now in the pits...
We are in a disastrous situation....
We need to accept and work with change....
Afterwards, we will CHANGE the change...
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My reply to it was:

Democracy is not a paint job that you apply to a society, especially when it is forced down your throat under a vicious and brutal occupation like the American's.

The immediate task is to force an end to the occupation, by force because that is how the Americans imposed the occupation illegally, and they will not let leave Iraq otherwise (think of oil, the neoconservatives and the impotent UN, notwithstanding Bush).

Then, Iraqis have to teach themselves and breed their own democracy springing from their own mosaic society and values. Democracy in societies grow from within, and is not implanted forcibly. It is a mental awareness and consensus, not a ritual of dropping paper in a box as the Americans want us to believe. Note what is happening in the Ukraine.

By forcing this 'election' down our throat in such an insecure situation, mostly of the American's own doings and mistakes, they are fostering civil strife and conflict and are in fact fracturing Iraq.

The proposed timing of the election is an American self-imposed necessity, and not an Iraqi sensible need, at this particular time.

We should be courageous and aware, not otherwise.

Imad

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A few minutes later, I followed it with the following:

I just saw this:

"Negotiating a consensus Iraqi agreement on the voting-date would do more to advance those interests than sticking to an arbitrary timetable that threatens to produce a dangerously flawed vote."

Guess who is saying that now, after belatedly realizing the extent of their flawed insistence but still do not recognize the sham of it?

The New York times:
Saving Iraq's Election

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Comments:
Great work, Imad!! Please keep your voice alive!! Everything you write sparkles and sings with Truth!! (Fistwallop).
 
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