Monday, January 31, 2005

Watching the Iraqis Vote

Does anyone else feel the same sense of writhing embarrassment I do about this? Those folks looked so proud & happy to be voting, despite not being entirely aware of what they were voting for, and the vote itself is ultimately meaningless on almost all levels. The US government is apparently (& unfortunately) prepared to stick it out over there until they get what they want (ie, oil oil oil). After all, it's not their kids that are over there dying.

What happens when the Iraqis realize their votes mean little or nothing in the end?

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