21 June 2007

Is Democracy In Jeopardy?

BAGHDAD, June 20 -- Iraqi Vice President Adel Abdul Mahdi, a senior Shiite politician often mentioned as a potential prime minister, tendered his resignation last week in a move that reflects deepening frustration inside the Iraqi government with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Other senior Iraqi officials have considered resigning in recent weeks over the failures of their government to make progress after more than a year in power, according to Iraqi and U.S. officials.

Abdul Mahdi said he was provoked by the second bombing of the Shiite shrine in Samarra on June 13, in which he said corrupt police abetted Sunni insurgents. "The two minarets were as important to us as September 11, and we should be accountable to the people," Abdul Mahdi said in a telephone interview Wednesday. "We should be doing more to move in a positive direction -- on corruption, accountability and defending the important sites."


No one seems to buy the deomcracy thing in Iraq. The politicians are abandoning the sink ship. If there is a collapse, what will be the outcome. Another Saddam? What will the Bush Boyz come up with as a replacement?


CHUQ

2 comments:

tumbleweed said...

I hope they can hold the government together long enough to vote to tell us they no longer need our military presence in their country.lol.

CHUQ said...

And then we will see if the pres was serious about his statement on leaving if we were ask to. I think he will find a way to delay that vote. Sad to say.

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