Democracy in Action?

Chris Toensing of the Washington-based Middle East Research and Information Project has reported that the United Iraqi Alliance, which won the most votes in January's election, has already abandoned its election promise to demand a timeline for U.S. withdrawal.

If true, then the Iraqis have had their first taste of western-style democracy, where politicians say one thing to get in office and do the other when there. Hopefully the people of Iraq will take to the streets to remind their so-called representatives of the voice of the people! One thing is sure, leaving the politicians to get on is not an option -- as western-style democracy proves yet again...

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