Friday, August 31, 2007

Iraq's Endless 'False Hopes'

By Robert Parry
September 1, 2007

Two-and-a-half years ago at another “turning point” in the Iraq War, columnists at the Washington Post and other leading American newspapers were ecstatic over how the Iraqi national election was finally fulfilling the neoconservative dream of remaking the Muslim world.

Now, however, some of the same columnists who praised the Jan. 30, 2005, election are denouncing it as a failure that must be undone so George W. Bush’s newest “turning point” – the American troop “surge” – can achieve its fullest potential.

Read on.

1 comment:

DefeatBush said...

Robert Parry quotes Charles Krauthammer condemning the use of party lists in the Iraq elections:

"...this time we must not repeat the mistake of election by party list , a system almost designed to produce warlord leadership and unstable coalitions."

Yet, ironically, the US- backed Abbas regime in Palestine is moving in the oppossite direction. According to BBC News:

"Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has announced changes in the election law which could boost his Fatah party against rivals Hamas. Under the new law, Palestinians will vote solely for party lists , while voting by district will be eliminated."