Thursday, January 15, 2004

Betraying Iraq

From Village Voice:

George Bush is selling out Iraq. Gone are his hard-liners' dreams of setting up a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic republic, a light unto the Middle Eastern nations. The decision makers in the administration now realize these goals are unreachable. So they've set a new goal: to end the occupation by July 1, whether that occupation has accomplished anything valuable and lasting or not. Just declare victory and go home.

I didn't like the war, and I don't like the occupation. At the same time, I think that America now has some obligation to the country it "liberated". For them to just barge in, smash the place up, and leave it even worse off than when they found it is a gross betrayal of the Iraqi people. But I guess they don't vote Republican...