Tuesday, May 02, 2006


The voice of Democratic imperialism

Not to be confused with democratic imperialism, which doesn't exist.
"America must...choose a third way...

The idea...is to maintain a united Iraq by decentralizing it, giving each ethno-religious group — Kurd, Sunni Arab and Shiite Arab — room to run its own affairs, while leaving the central government in charge of common interests. We could drive this in place with irresistible sweeteners for the Sunnis to join in, a plan designed by the military for withdrawing and redeploying American forces, and a regional nonaggression pact."

- Democratic Senator and Presidential contender Joe Biden
The idea that Iraqis and not Americans should decide the future of Iraq no more occurs to people like Biden now than it did before the invasion. To him, and the rest of the American ruling class, this is just simple droit du seigneur.

Why stop here? There's more...

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