Monday, January 31, 2005
Derbyshire on IraqVote: "Euphoria is surely out of place"
And while the election proceedings have been heartening, euphoria is surely out of place. Elections don't by themselves guarantee constitutional government. I have just finished reviewing Philip Short's new biography of Pol Pot(review to appear in the NY Sun next week). The Cambodians had elections a plenty, but they ended up with the Khmer Rouge just the same.
I don't wish the Iraqis any ill, though, and I am glad their election went well. Now, let's concentrate our thoughts on getting the heck out of there.
Paging the wingnuts! When will the hate rain down on this terror-lover?
Then again, perhaps he was disappointed that there weren't spontaneous formations of naked Iraqi pyramids.