Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Why the Americans don't want Iraqi democracy

Everyone thinks its because the first acts of any democraticly elected Iraqi government will be to tell the US Army to fuck off, demand their oil back, repudiate Saddam's debt, and void all of those gouging contracts with Haliburton and Bechtel. But I think this might have something to do with it as well:

If Iraqis ever see Saddam Hussein on trial, they want his former American allies shackled beside him.

"Saddam should not be the only one who is put on trial. The Americans backed him when he was killing Iraqis so they should be prosecuted," said Ali Mahdi, a builder.

"If the Americans escape justice they will face God's justice. They must be stoned in hell."

Ouch. I guess Rummy won't be paying another visit to Baghdad any time soon...