Monday, December 12, 2005

Four years of what?

Two day from now and the elections will start and in one week after that we probably will know who will form the next Iraqi government and this time it's for four long years. We passed the test period and now we have to think twice before we put the "paper in the box" because every mistake we make will take four years now to be corrected. The nice thing about this election is its unpredictable and no one can say that I know the outcome of it. This time most of the Iraqis are willing to participate and this time every province will have their seats depending on its population and this will mean a more fair seats allocation in the parliament. All this make us a little more optimistic about the coming parliament.
The past year was really tough for the liberals in Iraq because we had a "religious type government" and we suffered much from them and now we hope that the liberals will form the government this round.
The "United Iraqi Alliance" which is mostly a group of religious parties is the strongest till now. In the previous parliament they were able to take about 140 seats and that means more than half of the parliament seats but this round we hope that the liberals "National Iraqi List" will be able to get enough seats to form the government.
As we all know that Iraq is consist of many religious and ethnic groups and every "religious government" will have its "natural enemies" thus any religious government whether Sunni or Shia will not succeed in one way or another, and I don’t need to tell u that an "Islamic government" wont be much better than the "Afgani" model or the "Iranian" model and the whole world saw how both think and deal with problems!
It was like a dream to be freed by the US Army and the chance is very big right now for us to be a real free and democratic country and this is the only way for Iraq to evolve.
It’s a matter of time and we will see if we are going to have a "four years of delay" or a "four years of development"

7 Comments:

At 12:14 AM, Blogger Moron99 said...

what do you think chances are that alawi and chalabi would join their chairs and groups after the elections? Maybe even entice the kurds join with them as a national alliance. As one they could probably become the most powerful party. I think a good one too. Alawi the strongman, chalabi the negotiator, and talabani the media spokesman.

 
At 7:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just remember that america is known as "the great experiment" and that we are still working on democracy 230 years and counting. hopefully we can all learn from iraq...especially the rest of the middle east, north korea, burma and china.

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.overview.html

check this link above in case you want to know more about the u.s. constitution

 
At 7:24 PM, Anonymous Amy Proctor said...

Sooni, I often quote you on my site and love to read your posts. My husband served with the 82nd Airborne Division/US Army in Iraq/Kuwait from 2/03-2/04. He was mostly in Baghdad after riding up the highway from Kuwait. It warms us to see you write "It was like a dream to be freed by the US Army and the chance is very big right now for us to be a real free and democratic country and this is the only way for Iraq to evolve."

"Anonymous" is right about America being the "great experient". Iraq has evolved at a far quicker rate than the US. We greatly admire your fortitude.

What do you think about US Senators John Murtha, John Kerry and so on who say Iraq is a failure? And that Iraqis don't want us there?

 
At 11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Four years is nothing. Anything really good takes time as well as effort. Fast and inexpensive is what people want to hear, but it is no way to build for the future.

Good Luck.
Ben

 
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