Friday, July 02, 2004

Traditional Politicians

Yesterday, there was a program about Iraq on the BBC world TV of three parts. One Iraqi guest, Dr. Mohammed Jabar (I'm not sure of the name) raised a good question concerning those who keep on criticizing without introducing alternatives. Dr. Jabar was so close to what I think about people of this kind which I referred to in my (Waiting for Godot) note. These people keep on criticizing without offering another proposal. It is the way of traditional Iraqi politicians. Each of them wants his reputation not to be stained by working with the Americans. They consider themselves of more importance than Iraq. So let Iraq go to hell if helping Iraq will stain their reputation. I have the greatest respect for these people who confronted their duties and decided to help Iraq. These traditional politicians refused to attend the Iraqi national congress which is going to be held in July. Their excuse for that is 'the American occupation'. The question is (shouldn't we step forward to end this occupation?) We should gather and think collectively about it. Staying away waiting for the Americans to prepare every thing according to their interests is not the right choice.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo on creating your own blog. It gives me great joy to see more and more Iraqi's debating the future of their country without living in fear of jails. I pray to God that the noble effort of the Iraqi people and the Coalition to create a free society will succeed in a region that only knows dictatorship. You will be in my thoughts and prayers and i wish you the best.

5:13 PM  
Blogger NeoConNews said...

excellent blog. keep up the good work.

11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd drop in and say hello...

I enjoy reading bogs from Iraqis...good, bad or ugly.

You are now on my save favorites list.

As for your comments today I agree. We Americans can't and shouldn't do everything in Iraq. It's your country and the Iraq people are going to have to get Iraq on its feet again.

I pray every day God helps you out in your struggle to get control of your country. Your people have such huge potential, which might be why your neighbors don't want you to succeed.

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please keep writing. In the U.S. we rarely hear an Iraqi voice, only "prejudice made plausible."

1:01 AM  
Blogger alias420 said...

It seems clear to me that when the violence dies down in Iraq, the coalition forces will make a hasty exit from Iraq. You are the first person to say this that I've read. Bless you.

Iraqi's want the US out of Iraq. Americans want the US out of Iraq. Europe (for different reasons) wants the US out of Iraq. The only people keeping us in Iraq are the insurgents and terrorists.

9:44 PM  
Anonymous ELI said...

I enjoyed reading your blog so far. Keep up the good work.

If the Iraqi people won't come together to imprint their own special character on their government soon, someone will come forward to fill in the blank spaces. It could be terrorists, a neighboring country, France and friends, or the UN. The coalition doesn't want that as it would delay the pullout of troops, and Iraq certainly doesn't want that. I hope Iraqis realise this before it's too late, and work together to create a government that will prosper Iraqis in every way.

I hope for every good thing for Iraq and its people. Most of all I hope for your peace and freedom.

5:09 AM  
Blogger Bryan Kerwick said...

I have watched with great pride the first elections in Iraq in over 50 years. It is a testament to the will of the Iraqi people to demand their freedom and fight for it as well. Politicians in every corner of the world are basically the same. They all want power and prestige without taking responsibility to make tough decisions. Hopefully, when the National Congress prepares the new Constitution, they will do so in a manner that does not allow career politicians. They must make their government directly responsible to those they will govern. As we have all seen, the ballot box is a powerful tool to ensure the government carries out the will of the people.When Congress goes about drafting a new Constitution, they might want to take a close look at one written 250+/- years ago which still works well today. Basic rights and freedoms for all individuals, checks and balances for all branches of government, Regional rights and Authority working in conjunction with the The State of Iraq as a whole( what works for the people in Kurdish Territories does not necessarily work for the Sunni And Shite territories) and absolute accountability of those in office to those whom they govern. These are just some suggestions to Congress to take into consideration. It seems to be working in the most diverse country in the world and should work well in Iraq too.

8:49 PM  

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