The skeptics of George W. Bush said that Iraq could never embrace Democracy because it was foreign to them and the Middle East. I never knew that voicing one’s opinion and wanting freedom was a foreign idea to anyone? Today, Iraq moved one step further in the process called Democracy. The transitional assemble in Iraq elected electing Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani as the nation’s president.
The vote was largely a formality and the role largely ceremonial, but the selection of a Kurdish president was a poignant, symbolic moment for a country where Kurds were persecuted under Saddam Hussein’s Sunni Arab regime.
Even in this historic event the MSM had been harping that no decisions had been made since the historic Iraqi Elections; they still have to provide negativism in their reporting by discussing the delays to making the decision and the formality of it.
As reported, “The vote was largely a formality and the role largely ceremonial. ”
NO, THE VOTE WAS A COMPROMISE AND A GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO MOVE THE COUNTRY FORWARD – IT IS CALLED DEMOCRACY!!!
I would further have to agree with the 1754 Blog that it must have been an amusing sight to have seen Saddam’s reaction to the news, To be a Fly on the Wall. Good thing he was no longer in the Spider Hole, I heard the cable reception wasn’t too good. Saddam would have missed it.