Thursday, August 18, 2005

"Democracy Accomplished"

Chinahand News Service, Washington--"The Iraqi process of democratization is a complete success" declared President Bush, flanked by portraits of George Washington, Niccolo Machiavelli, and Richard Nixon from the White House's Portrait Room this morning at 9:15 Eastern time.

The announcement comes after recent state department analysis that shows Iraqis are participating in their fledgling democratic process at levels far above pre-war predictions.

"It is a testament to the universality of democracy that Iraqis are using every available method to participate in the formation of their own constitution, through their own process," said Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

When asked what activities were included in "participation" Rice said, "All the activities we see in the news every day."

Asked by a reporter, "So you're telling us that everything from voting to setting off bombs is included in this study?" Rice responded, "It isn't up to the United States to impose our values or our form of democracy on Iraqis. This is an Iraqi process and we need to support that process."

President Bush concluded his speech, "As long as Iraqis only wage their particular form of democracy on other Iraqis the United States will stand firmly behind them."

1 comment:

Brian said...

Great post! With you in D.C. we can be assured of some accurate reporting on a host of issues.