In another 30 days (supposedly) the United States will be transferring sovereignty to an interim government in Iraq. And that means that.... Well.... Um.... Uh.... Hmmm.... No one seems to know what that means, least of all the United States.
The surviving members of the existing Governing Council are backing a Sunni for the position of President. The US, however, doesn't want him, and things are currently at a stalemate.
So there's the first lesson in Democracy for Iraq: The majority only counts if America says it can. And sovereignty only counts if the decisions go the way the United States wants them to go.
---------------Aaron Magruder, Boondocks
The problem with the Council's choice, Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, is that he blames the US for the current mess in my country, and wants the occupiers to leave out as of yesterday. Meanwhile, the United States' choice is some doddering 81 year old named Adnan Pachachi. Granted, he's a Sunni as well, but the cowardly little weasel fled Iraq when I took power 30 years ago.
Occupying a foreign country is never easy unless you kill everyone. But the problem with that is that the rest of the world gets all pissed off and condemns you as being "evil," like that's a bad thing.
That's why I made the decision 13 years ago to voluntarily pull out of Kuwait.