Saturday, September 29, 2007

How dare the US Senate!

I still can't get over the US Senate's resolution to divide Iraq. Who do they think they are? What audacity!

The US Senate motion Thursday that Iraq be divided into three “federal” units for Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds gives practical shape to the principle of divide and rule, enshrined in the neocon “Project for the New American Century” that has underpinned everything that the Bush White House has done since the 9/11 attacks gave it the excuse to attack first Afghanistan and then Iraq.

And leave it to the Democrats in the Senate to indulge the idea that America has any right to divvy up Iraq in the first place. This crass violation of the sovereignty of a country was put forward by leading Democrat Joe Biden, whose party is busy trying to figure out how to distance itself from a war that has become unpopular with American voters while at the same time maintaining a hawkish stance toward the global war on terror. Good luck.

From an Iraqi point of view, division is anathema. Leaving aside the outrageous proposition that the future of Iraq should be decided in the US Congress and not by Iraqis, partition would tear apart the many mixed communities that still live together in harmony and take pride first and foremost in being Iraqis, not Shiites, Sunnis or Kurds.


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5 comments:

Yesi King said...

These are typical Amrikkkan politics. For someone who has absolutely no confidence in this government or fake institution it is not a suprise.

But yeah goes to show how much 'we' the people have democracy and control over the state. YAY for voting --->(oozing sarcasm).

Angie Ellaboudy said...

It's simple guys, divide and concur.

Mohammed said...

Speak for yourself. I am from Iraq and I do support the Senate's recent amendment regarding federalism in Iraq. It's the only way to stop the undeclared civil war in my country. If you don't agree with other people's view, this doesn't make them wrong... this is so middle eastern!

Huda Shaka` said...

Mohammed,
I respect your opinion. However, my issue is with the Senate having the nerve to pass a resolution on this issue.
Such an internal issue should be decided by the people of Iraq, only. If the majority of Iraqis want an ethnically carved out land for a country then that's a different story.
I doubt they do though.

Mohammed said...

again this is what you think and you're entitled to it. the federalism law will be in effect in April 2008... let's see what will happen :)