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    charles de menezes..., 2005-08-19 07:23:45 | Main | supporting the troops..., 2005-08-19 12:10:22

    our self-serving nobility:

    An anonymous source suggests on the topic of Iraq, “We set out to establish a democracy, but we’re slowly realizing we will have some form of Islamic republic" and our author obliviously concedes the point that "we" had "democracy" in mind setting out. This is an ever popular sentiment, isn't it? I take it as a vivid demonstration of the independent thinking supported by the Independent Institute that the author, unlike the WaPo he lifts the quote from, later calls this a cock-and-bull "talking point", preceded by an "of course". Experts: too apathetic by far to express disatisfaction at how our leaders so consistently lie to the public, or how our elite media so happily reinforce the lies. Imagine that.

    While we do not deny that "a broadly representative, democratic government" was at some point considered, we only assert that it's rather self-serving for anybody to suggest, or tacitly accept, that the path of greatest resistance was what we meant to do all along. We set out for regime change, be it to establish a Sunni or Shi'ite strongman or for something less plausible, as circumstances happened to force upon us, as we continued to resist.

:: posted by buermann @ 2005-08-19 11:33:13 CST | link

    go ahead, express that vague notion

    your turing test:

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