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'Iraq is dying': oil flows freely but corruption fuels growing anger

Will not even copy and paste because this is such a well-written and -organized article with myriad pictures and a video as well as a map from The Guardian and written by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...-protest-basra

One of the most poignant pieces of the article comes late toward the end of it.

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Much like its stagnating rivers and canals, Iraqi democracy has become a victim of a never-ending cycle of corruption. Words such as election, parliament and democracy have become synonymous with corruption, nepotism and sectarianism. Many of the demonstrators are making ominous demands for a strong presidential system and an end to parliament.



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Re: 'Iraq is dying': oil flows freely but corruption fuels growing anger

Iraq died on 20 March, 2003.

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Fuck them, they deserve all their misery and more
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Mission accomplished.
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Re: 'Iraq is dying': oil flows freely but corruption fuels growing anger

"Democracy" is no guarantor of peace, prosperity, happiness or national unity. Oftentimes, it is simply a convenient smokescreen by which plutocrats can carve up the land between themselves. But frankly, that occurs with dictators in power. It eventually occurs after violent populist revolutions. It pretty much occurs in every system of government known to man.

The best any nation can hope for is a tolerable status quo, in which the rights of the individual are respected. Ultimately, though, that depends on what leader you get. America's democratic experiment succeeded because they had men prudent enough to create systems of checks and balances. But sadly this is not the norm, and even if Iraq found their Washington, corruption will always find ways to seep in, as it has in every major Western democracy.
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These savage, backwards ass countries have been dead for decades.
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The days of Babylon are long gone... That's for sure.
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Yeah, nobody could have seen this coming.

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Sadly, some countries are salvageable. Just let Darwinism take its course.

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The Guardian is a piece of shit. I don't take anything they say at true value.
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