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Re: [casi] Talabani & Barzani: What Iraq Needs Now

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In a message dated 7/9/2003 4:34:20 AM Central Daylight Time,

> Some day, we Iraqis hope to celebrate an Independence Day like the one
> Americans have just observed. But for the near future we face the challenge
> of translating liberation into democracy — a goal we Kurds will push for
> even more diligently now that we have agreed to join the interim Iraqi
> administration that will be formed this month. To that end, we will work
> closely with the United States to establish security, revive the economy and
> build a democratic culture.
wellnow how silly of me not to have understood the sequence: liberation,
democracy, then independence...forgive me if i get confused with such logical and
currently fashionable "roadmaps".
as a distant observer, i would perhaps take this article more seriously if it
were accompanied by a footnote to the effect that it was cleared through the
offices of bremer et al.
as a political manifesto, the article lacks intellectual honesty and
integrity and brings out echos of pronouncements made in other times by quisling,
petain et al...and of many other "remembrances of things past". perhaps talabani
and barzani could emphasize working more with other iraqis to end the
occupation, but of course that would not please bremer...did they ask rumsfeld to
explain halabja? of course not.

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