USA occupation of Iraq: Puppet Government or Struggling Democracy?
When the Soviets occupied Afghanistan, Afghanistan soon had a 'democratically elected' government, and an insurgency. Of course, the insurgents, and the United States government, said that the government of Afghanistan at the time was a puppet regime, and offered as proof the need for ten of thousands of Soviet troops to support that government.
Does this sound familiar?
So the obvious question. Is the current 'democratically elected' government of Iraq a puppet regime, propped up by, and dominated by, the United States. Or does it genuinely represent the will of the Iraqi people, rather the will of the occupiers of Iraq? And how do you tell?
'How do you tell?' That's the real question, isn't? Just like one man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist.
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.
Last edited by Volcana; Jun 24th, 2006 at 03:48 AM.