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Thursday, August 07, 2003

"We're sorry, you're just not democratic enough"

This story sent me laughing on the floor. The Arab League won't except the interim government of Iraq as a member because... (are you ready?) They weren't elected by the people of Iraq.
The arab league has 22 member countries (oops.. 21 now), non of which is democratic, and most of which don't even have a parliament.

CAIRO, Egypt - Arab League members decided Tuesday not to recognize Iraq's U.S.-appointed Governing Council, saying they will wait until a government is elected.

"The council is a start, but it should pave the way for a legitimate government that can be recognized," league Secretary-General Amr Moussa said after a committee of foreign ministers met to forge a unified stance on how to deal with Iraq.

The Iraqi Governing Council did not send representatives to Tuesday's meeting in Cairo. Council members had bristled at earlier hints from Moussa that the Arab League would not embrace it.

"We don't want to go where we are not welcome," council member Naseer Kamel al-Chaderchi told Qatar's al-Jazeera television last month. No immediate comment was available Tuesday from the Governing Council in Baghdad.

Well, personally I appluad Amr Moussa's honesty. Unelected governments are NOT legitimate.. good point. As an egyptian, I'm wondering when will Amr Moussa leave his post as part of a non-legitimate government


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