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Posted By: Peter K (Fionn)
26-Jan-05 - 09:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Good News in Iraq
Subject: RE: BS: Good News in Iraq
But surely the US won't be stupid enough to settle for just any kind of democracy in Iraq? Surely it's got to be the right sort? Wasn't it Kissinger who explained (after the CIA had replaced the elected president of Chile with Pinochet) that if any other electorate was unwise enough to elect a pinko government, America reserved the right to blow it away?

I suppose the good news for the world at large is that the elections will be followed by enough civil unrest, or more probably civil war, to keep most US landforces capability tied up for many years to come, if the Bush cronies are to have any chance of keeping their grip on all that oil.

For the people of Iraq of course, it's an unmitigated tragedy.