Monday, October 16, 2006

Maybe we should vote for them?

LRC ran a great James Bovard article on how the liberators of Iraq actually didn't bend over backwards to bring democracy (forget electricity). Here's a good quote from Paul Bremer, former American overlord of Iraq (I know I know, that wasn't his actual title):

In a postwar situation like this, if you start holding elections, the people who are rejectionists tend to win.

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