Friday, February 04, 2005

Everybody wants to rule the world

In a lovely moment of irony, Condoleeza Rice says this today in the NYTimes:

"I don't think anybody thinks that the unelected mullahs who run that regime are a good thing for the Iranian people or for the region," Ms. Rice said to reporters on her plane to London.

This would be the mullahs who have run the country since the '79 revolution, the same ones who signed off on the deals GE and Halliburton made to work in the country we refer to as part of the Axis Of Evil. But that's not important now.

The NYTimes also had this today:

Preliminary election returns released Thursday by Iraqi authorities showed that 72 percent of the 1.6 million votes counted so far from Sunday's election went to an alliance of Shiite parties dominated by religious groups with strong links to Iran. Only 18 percent went to a group led by Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, a secular Shiite who favors strong ties to the United States. Few votes went to Sunni candidates.

We destroyed this country so we could engineer elections that, instead of favoring our guy Allawi, the former Saddam supporter and Baathist thug who was on the CIA payroll, led to the promotion of guys who are in tune with the Shi'ite mullahs in Iran. In case you forgot, the Axis Of Evil was Iran, Iraq, and North Korea. So we seem to have invaded Iraq so we could ensure that it could remain a member of the Axis. Nice work.

Since we seem to be poised on the brink of invading Iran, does that mean we will need to re-invade Iraq? After all, we can't let it remain a member of the Axis Of Evil. We just don't seem to be doing that well so far. And I'm pretty sure the Iraqi folks who voted on the election aren't real happy with our plans so far.