Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Iraqi election

There has been a lot of talk about the election, most of it unfortunately coming from right-wing nut jobs. For those who think the election is a true exercise of democracy, you really aren't that smart are you. If people would think for themselves rather than listen to biased, pro-government media you would clearly see that you can't have a free and fair election when you have a foreign occupier. America has a history of bodging democracy when in foreign occupation. We only need to look back to Vietnam where the US boycotted the vote for fear of communist victory. How can an election be fair when there are so many candidates, and most of them unknown clearly to the voters. Only around 50% voted, is that fair? Also you had to go through American scrutineering to run for government! That is not democracy.