Is Democracy In Jeopardy?

BAGHDAD, June 20 — Iraqi Vice President Adel Abdul Mahdi, a senior Shiite politician often mentioned as a potential prime minister, tendered his resignation last week in a move that reflects deepening frustration inside the Iraqi government with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Other senior Iraqi officials have considered resigning in recent weeks over the failures of their government to make progress after more than a year in power, according to Iraqi and U.S. officials.

Abdul Mahdi said he was provoked by the second bombing of the Shiite shrine in Samarra on June 13, in which he said corrupt police abetted Sunni insurgents. “The two minarets were as important to us as September 11, and we should be accountable to the people,” Abdul Mahdi said in a telephone interview Wednesday. “We should be doing more to move in a positive direction — on corruption, accountability and defending the important sites.”

No one seems to buy the deomcracy thing in Iraq. The politicians are abandoning the sink ship. If there is a collapse, what will be the outcome. Another Saddam? What will the Bush Boyz come up with as a replacement?



The subject is usual moist talked about during the election process, but in my opinion everyone shoulod be held accountable for everything they say, especially if they are a public servant.

I will bet that someone is asking just what the hell I am talking about. Well let us look mat the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

About a year ago he made the statement that he would pay the accusser of the Duke guys, whether she was truthful or lying. I have been unable to tell if he did what he said or not. There is no contact with the Rainbow Coalition, mail is returned with the box full note.

I, personally, want to know if he kept his word or decided to blow it off. Please, before some accusses me of bigotry, I say bullsh*t! I would ask thye same question if thyePope had made the statement.

If you have the answer I want to hear!