Thursday, January 06, 2005

A thought about the upcoming election in Iraq

This article in the New York Times reported that Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi affirms the January 30 date for the election. An enormous amount of pressure is being exerted on the Prime Minister to delay the election until the violence in Iraq can be reduced.

Isn't this exactly the opposite form of pressure that is typically exerted against Israel from a variety of sources?

In Iraq, the pressure is usually for the government to delay the election until the violence is reduced. In Israel, the pressure is for the government to not delay negotiations of a peace settlement even if the violence isn't being reduced.

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