Monday, March 21, 2005

Preacher Juan Preaching Democracy

In a BBC News online article: Iraq's Transitional Law Under Attack, the ever zealous Juan Cole of Uninformed Comment explained Democracy in Iraq calling it

...a "neo-colonial imposition" which the Iraqi public "were never asked about."

And what is the basis for Professor Cole "neo-colonial" comment. Here it is.

In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the two-thirds super-majority is characteristic of only one nation on earth, i.e. American Iraq. I fear it is functioning in an anti-democratic manner to thwart the will of the majority of Iraqis, who braved great danger to come out and vote.

Professor Cole, you are living in such a nation. Readers, you must forgive Professor Cole. He spent so much time studying the Middle East, he must have forgotten his own country constitution. The US constitution requires a super-majority for a constitutional admendment. Of what proportion? Exactly two-thirds. The first US constitution was also approved by two thirds of the Continental delegates. What's a coincident! And guess what the Iraqi government is doing? Another coincident! They are writing a conlstiltultion, a framework for many governments to come.

So please spare me and Iraqi voters of your "neo-colonial imposition!"


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