From today's Meet The Press:
TIM RUSSERT: But if the duly elected people's bodies, the U.S Congress and the Iraqi Parliament, say they want a troop withdrawal, that's more than a poll. Isn't that the voice of the people?
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN: As far as the Iraqi Parliament is concerned, the Iraqi government obviously doesn't feel that way there ... second of all, there is a certain amount of domestic political calculations involved there in what the Iraqi. quote, Parliament, said.
In other words:
I don't care what the Iraqi people want. I don't care what representatives of the Iraqi people say. I care about setting up democratic institutions in name only. If the people's will conflicts with my neoconservative goals, I will render democratic bodies meaningless and pretend they are not part of the Iraqi government.
This occupation is not about democracy.