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1/30/2005

Andrew Sullivan is a fucking asshole

Sully the pooh writes:
I think the anti-war left's failure to believe in democracy is a greater failing than the pro-war right's failure to grapple with some of the serious failings of the endeavor. But I hope today that everyone, whatever their view of the war or occupation, can rejoice in the defeat of evil and terror. It's truly inspiring.
We "believe" in democracy, asshat; what we don't believe in is the fairy tale that the Bush administration has any intention of bringing democracy to Iraq.

Democracy means self-determination. If the Iraqis had their way, the US military would be gone. Does anyone believe that Bush will allow that to happen? That if the "new" Iraqi government told the US to leave, that they would?

On top of this, we have absolutely no reason to believe in the fairness and legitimacy of this election, anymore than we had reason to believe that Saddam's elections --you know, the ones he won 100% of the vote in-- were fair and legitimate. There is no independent oversight of this election, and unless you take BushCo rhetoric at face value, which I strongly suggest that you not do, the importance of this election, and the liklihood of its leading to democracy, are questionable at best.

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