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Miscellaneous thoughts and ramblings
Thursday, December 22, 2005
In Admiration of Iraqi Voters

(Yes. I did it myself in PC Paint. If someone wants to make a nice version with Photoshop, be my guest.)
Wow, that's pretty cool!
Let's not go overboard now. How much do you think Iraqi voters admire you?!?
Where giant robot find such big voting booth??
Wanderer: I am sure that they all hate Jews, but the American experiment has shown that democracy and free speech go a long way toward promoting Jewophilia. I'm not holding my breath, but it's a good first step.
Irina: Thanks. That's all I was going for.

Wanderer: b&c answered pretty much what I would have said, except I don't think "Jewophilia" is a word. I'm sure she meant Heboliciousness.

Cro Magnon Man: The voting booth was the easy part. Finding a swimming pool full of purple ink was the problem.

B&C: Testify, sister! Speak truth to cardiology!
Oh I wasn't even talking about the Jewlisciousness, that's a lost cause for the next generation or two, they don't admire us because we're Americans.

A recent Time-ABC News poll: Some optimism, yes, but two-thirds of Iraqis now oppose the presence of U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq, 14 points higher than in February 2004. Nearly six in 10 disapprove of how the United States has operated in Iraq since the war, and most of them disapprove strongly. And nearly half of Iraqis would like to see U.S. forces leave soon.

You can bring a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. I've said it before, watch the Iraqis democratically elect an Iranian-style Islamofascist Shiite regime, and then we may all be missing Saddam, democracy or not.

I hope you're right B&C and that its a good first step, I'm just not ready to admire the Iraqis for anything yet.
"57 percent of Iraqis prefer democracy to either strongman rule or an Islamic state. But preference for democracy falls under 50 percent among people in Shiite areas (45 percent) and Sunni areas (38 percent) alike. Democracy is boosted to a majority by its support in Kurdish provinces and in mixed Shiite/Sunni areas, chiefly the capital, Baghdad."

Americans aren't very popular. I attribute this to the generations of anti-western gov't owned media indoctrination, and possibly that Iraqis are ungrateful weenies. But democracy is getting more popular. Don't forget, American's aren't that popular in France or Spain. I don't need them to love me. Free media, open trade and less love for those who would murder me would be a huge improvement, and I think they're headed there. They'll love Jews after 3 or 4 seasons of Seinfeld.
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