Should there be elections in Iraq
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It’s totally ridiculous. How can you plan an election while people are still being killed?
Alvin Gahimbaze, Bristol
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Chris Josephson, Boston, MA; USA
The key point is that the new Iraqi government should not be led by a religion leader. The early election may cause this happen. People can not change themselves but only by themselves. Whether it be for the better canada goose or for the worse, lessons should be learned. Committing the same mistake is stupidity. So for those who are non Iraqis, please I beg on you, set them free.
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May Alamiri, Los Angeles, US
Elections now would reflect the wish of the majority of the population and that for sure cannot be accepted in Bush version of democracy outside US. Hardly even in Blair’s “Labour” democracy. So no elections. They would only disturb the plans and intentions of the occupiers. Otherwise as we all understand, elections are very nice things to have, uk canada goose outlet when possible.
Vitsin Murja Sen, Vientiane, Laos
The US and British occupation buy canada goose jacket has rendered any process illegal and premature; first the invaders should leave Iraq; let the Iraqis sort their problems. The UN has lost credibility, at least when it comes to Iraq; they should stay out.
Aristides Garcia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I think the best solution is to divide the Sunnis, the Shiites, and the Kurds, and have three elections. Create canada goose black friday sale something like the EU, or the old city states of ancient Greece. And let the people all have a stake in the profits of the Canada Goose sale oil.
Ferry Rouw, The Hague, the Netherlands
After WWII how long did it take before Germany and Japan had elections? The delay was not to deny the people of those nations democracy, but to prevent those that had sympathized and longed for the old and evil ways from regaining control. Same applies here in Iraq. Have elections too soon, and we will have gone to war for nothing. Then again, that might be exactly the motivation of many of those calling for these early elections, so they can point and say: “You see it was a bad idea”. Lets not give cheap Canada Goose these horrible people who would rather see people of the Middle East continue to suffer simply so they can claim they were right.
Alex L, Harford, CT, USA
No, I don’t think now is the right time. UN should be there to take full control of the country until Iraqis are certain which type of democracy they wish to follow. US should stay out of the process and I believe British should assist.