Sanding our assholes with 150 grit. Slowly. Lovingly.

Two months after election, there is still no gubmint

...in Iraq.

What's going on over there?
Permalink strumpet 
March 13th, 2005
They are having a tea party. I bet you wish you could have some tea and crumpets right now.
Permalink Rich Rogers 
March 13th, 2005
Texas tea. Bring your own crumpet.
Permalink trollop 
March 13th, 2005
Is crumpet a new slang word for supertanker?
Permalink Peter 
March 13th, 2005
Concolezza Rice is both a crumpet and a supertanker, but no.
Permalink Stephen Jones 
March 14th, 2005
And here was me thinking it was the USA you were going to be referring to.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
March 14th, 2005
Any Universe where Condoleeza Rice could be considered crumpet is one which doesn't also contain me, Stephen you need some night life.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
March 14th, 2005
1. It hasn't been 2 months.

2. It takes 2.5 months in the US for the new government to get into place, and we've been doing it for a couple hundred years.

Be patient, retarded monkey boy. :)
Permalink Brad Wilson 
March 14th, 2005
Word. What Brad said.

Iraq is going through the hardest thing any country has to go through -- try to build a new constitution and an identity for your country, while preventing a serious civil war, under the occupation and control of another power. Especially when your own local population has inherent splits built into it. Especially when there's an active insurgency. Especially when there's a conservative Islamic nation next door.

Positive steps are being taken (some Iraqi parties are willing to unite with the Kurds, for heaven's sake. I didn't see that as likely...).

It's going to take a while.
Permalink AllanL5 
March 14th, 2005
----"Positive steps are being taken (some Iraqi parties are willing to unite with the Kurds, for heaven's sake. I didn't see that as likely...)."-----

the reason is thay don't have much choice. Before they allowed elections the Americans skewed things so that the Kurds, who only have 155 of the population, have 27% of the votes. Add to that the fact that the Americans also insisted that the consititution will need two-thirds, or for some measures three-quarters of the votes, adn it becomes clear that what they have done is use the pro-US Kurds to make it very difficult for the majority of the Iraqis to take measures the US doesn't like, such as tell the troops to go home.

As usual Naomi Klein is clear on this. http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,5673,1436988,00.html
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