Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Meanwhile....All Is Not Well With Bush's Iraq Freedom Spreading Experiement

Found this headline and thought it not good:
BAGHDAD, June 12 — Iraq’s political leaders have failed to reach agreements on nearly every law that the Americans have demanded as benchmarks, despite heavy pressure from Congress, the White House and top military commanders. With only three months until progress reports are due in Washington, the deadlock has reached a point where many Iraqi and American officials now question whether any substantive laws will pass before the end of the year.
When this deadline slips past, what's next? Whose country is it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cogito ergo slum

On the link: ''There was so little agreement on how to share revenues - with minority Sunnis fearing they would be left out - that the charter [Constitution] even failed to give the government a right to collect taxes.''

There's a rule for running an insurgency (or a counterinsurgency): the side that collects the most taxes wins. It doesn't matter how taxes are collected, voluntarily or at the point of a gun.

The Iraqi 'government' is born to lose.