Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Man, that's well said...

So elections are being held in America. We’re watching curiously here. Previously, Iraqis didn’t really take a very active interest in elections. We knew when they were being held and quite a few Iraqis could give an opinion about either of the candidates. I think many of us realized long ago that American foreign policy really had nothing to do with this Democrat or that Republican.

It sometimes seems, from this part of the world, that democracy in America revolves around the presidential elections- not the major decisions. War and peace in America are in the average American’s hands about as much as they are in mine. Sure, you can vote for this man or that one, but in the end, there’s something bigger, more intricate and quite sinister behind the decisions. Like in that board game Monopoly, you can choose the game pieces- the little shoe, the car, the top hat… but you can’t choose the way the game is played. The faces change but the intentions and the policy remain the same.

4 comments:

Brian said...

It was so well-said you decided to post it twice?

Brian said...

It was so well-said you decided to post it twice?

cathy said...

Funny, you'd think an Iraqi who probably either knew of, or had someone in his own family tortured or murdered by their former dictator would care about the election of a country that had one candidate who wanted to free the Iraqi people from the dictator and one who wanted him to stay in power....

Derek said...

Are you talking pre-war dictator/torture, or post-war dictator/torture? Your comment could be taken either way.