Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Irrational Iraqi's

The New York Times headline sugar-coated the news this morning: “Iraqi Parliament’s Recess Dismays U.S.” The headline should have read, “We’re Pissed!”

I don’t know about you, but the idea of US and other Coalition troops continuing to put their lives at risk, while Iraqi politicians fiddle as Bagdad burns, really sours my mood.

Do you think maybe the Iraqi’s are patterning some of the more untoward aspects of Democracy a little early? What other elected body takes long recesses in the middle of the year?

Okay, plenty…but during the middle of one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent memory? Hardly time to take a break, boys.

Still on the wish list: figuring out how to equitably distribute oil revenues, while orchestrating some semblance of reconciliation between the primary Sunni and Baathist factions in the country. The ultimate goal is to neutralize the sectarian violence that still wracks the country, so our boys can come home.

Ain’t gonna happen while Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his gang of 275 are out of the state house—or what ever they call their govement building. Bunker?

Their excuse:
Nothing’s happening; there’s nothing to vote on.
That’s your cue, Sahib, to get back to work.

Vacationing while US troops are dodging bullets and RPG’s in 120-degree heat is a travesty that’s more than just dismaying.

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