Tuesday, November 22, 2005

A clearer vision and a new starting point

Too many things happened in Iraq the past few days:

First was the scandal of torturing the detainees by the interior minister, that day set a new "rule" in the new Iraq history and sent a clear message "no more abuse" it’s a new era where Iraqis can say "No" and ask "Why".

Second was the "Reconciliation Conference" where too many Iraqis political parties and powers tried to "patch their quarrel" and also tried to find a new definition to what so called "resistance", well we didn’t expect much from this conference but still there is one big thing happened there "Zarqawi sold out!", this is the first time when all Iraqis say "No" to terror "even if not all of them meant it" because Zarqawi used to speak in the name of Sunni Arab and now they dropped him!.

The third thing is the promotion campaigns of the parties for the coming elections started and there are too many good things I would like to refer to about this subject:

· Almost all the political powers will participate in the elections and this hopefully means a balanced National Assembly
· All the big entities came apart for smaller and I can say distinguished entities. Most of the liberals left the "United Alliance" (the biggest Shia bloc in the assembly) and this is what made the Alliance make a new partnership with Muqtada al-Sadir and its obvious that " the radicals becoming more radical". That was on the Shia side
· On the Sunni side there are good changes too since they are not all "Islamic" now and there is a new branch I can't say liberal "even if they acclaim so" but at least they are not a religious party and they will take a good share of the votes.
· The liberals are stronger this round and much more organized and they are trying a new concept that I will call "a flower from every garden", they have organized their slate to make room for everyone ( Shia, Sunni, communists even old Ba'ath members)

We really hope that the coming elections will be a new starting point when all the Iraqis will have their representatives in the National Assembly and by time they will start to believe in the peaceful political process instead of violence, I'm not assuming that the violence in Iraq will stop but I hope that we will win more voices saying no to it.

4 Comments:

At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

in a statement i read on another site, the conference declared it was not acceptable to attack civilians, places of worship, or iraqi governmental infrastructure or workers, but said nothing about stopping attacks on the coalition forces that are allowing the country of iraq to finally be free. that makes me so angry. the coalition has done more good for iraq in 3 years than saddam did in 30 years and is laying the groundwork for a country that could be one of the best in the world (not just the middle east). i know iraqis want us there and at the same time want us to leave. i equate the presence of coalition troops in iraq to the police here in the united states...we dont want them around, but when someone breaks into your house or there is a car wreck, you want them there as soon as possible. the solution is simple...seriously. if you want foreign troops out...STOP SHOOTING AT THEM OR TRYING TO BLOW THEM UP!!! join the IP,ING,city council...whatever. get your friends, family, clan to stop shooting. that would make iraqis known by god and the world as a country that wants change. iraqis are "resisting" those that are trying to help them. its a self fulfilling prophecy..."we are resisting the occupation because they shoot at us for shooting at them..." give it up. saddam occupied you for 30 years and you didnt "resist" him anywhere near the level iraqis are resisting "the occupation" and he was a hell of alot less powerful than the coalition. the iraqi situation could have been handled by yourselves decades ago (ukraine is celebrating their orange revolution). and before anyone reading this chimes in with the u.s. foreign policies...blah...blah...blah. yes, i agree that the u.s. has made and will make mistakes, as will every country...and we, as americans need to be more involved in politics and policy making just like the iraqis. in the end, we might just learn something from each other (in a positive way). man, i am sorry, i started ranting...i originally just wanted to post that i was glad to see a new post from you, sooni. i was worried that something had happened.

 
At 10:43 PM, Blogger Lynnette in Minnesota said...

Anonymous,

Take a breath. Sooni is one of the good guys. There are other Iraqis out there that fit your description, but I don't think Sooni is one of them.

Sooni,

I heard that al-Zarqawi's family have denounced him. After the bombings in Jordan they cut all ties with him.

I know where Anonymous is coming from on his feelings about the conference not condemning attacks on US forces. I understand they had to give the opposition something, but it still does rankle a little. Lets hope after the elections in December your government is more balanced and capable of handling security by themselves.

 
At 6:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i didnt mean it to come across as me thinking that sooni was a bad guy. i apologize if that it the case. i know he's a good guy by what he writes. my comments like "stop shooting at them..." was not directed towards sooni or anyone trying to live in peace and make iraq a better place. i just figured that there were probably some "insurgents" or friends/family/supporters of the "insurgents" reading this blog. like i said at the bottom, i was worried something had happened to sooni because it had been a while since his last post. if i thought he was a bad guy, i wouldnt have cared. hope this clears up any confusion in my last post.

 
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