Wednesday, August 10, 2005
The new Baghdad.
The Mayor of Baghdad was ousted by an armed Shiite group. Considering the enourmous amount of money time and wasted human lives that have been spent to "liberate" Iraq, is this what the new "democracy" is going to be like ? Now, we should wait and see as to how the Americans respond to this. The question to ask of course is that if they went through all this effort to replace a malevolent dictator with oppression and religious fanaticism ! I mean, most educated people around the world guessed that this would be the eventual outcome. How long can a foreign presence remain in that country to "maintain law and order", without it degenrating into occupation ? And now that radical elements have decided to come out into the open and perform coups, what will be the next step ? A bloody civil war ?