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Sunday May 13, 2007

McCain: I Don't Support Democracy

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.

Posted by Bill Scher on May 13, 2007 email post email Spotlight / / You are in Iraq
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