Post From Peoples Dinar By Dare To Dream
-The last couple of articles are such a breath of fresh air after the political soap drama has been brought to the forefront once again with all the hoopla surrounding the election process.
-Rec Veh made a statement before he posted one of his articles. A statement we are all too familiar with but it is a good reminder. Not sure this was his exact words but I think I am close when he said "LOVE THE BIG PICTURE STUFF" hope I didn't misquote him.
-Iraq is well aware of the millions of dollars they are losing each and everyday. Try and not let their twist on the articles pull you down. Remember they want to paint over and divert your attention away from what they are really doing.
Iraq is moving forward, they are taking ACTION on the preparations they know MUST be implemented to stop the bleeding. I know it can be irritating to hear sometimes but it's true. Watch what they do not what they say. There is so much going on in the background that they want to hide from us.
-Hakim has "taken hold" and has earned both the respect and trust of his fellow leaders. This man has pulled a group together and shared his vision of what Iraq will be in the future. He is a leader and he has earned the respect of colleagues. While there will always be differences.
Hakim was intrical in pulling the leaders together to sign the honor document. There is little doubt that BobbleHead and his inner circle who signed the document meant nothing. One can throw that list of signatures in the garbage can where it belongs. These guys and gals are onto BobbleHead and his broken promises. So are the Iraqi people.
-In my opinion many misinterpreted this election yesterday. I cannot count the number of comments and emails I received yesterday from many basically saying, "OK, Joe now what do you have to stay.
It is in black and white, the people have spoken with their vote. Maliki won the election. Admit it Joe BobbleHead is very popular among the people."
-I am like, do what? What happened here? Why is everyone so upset? BobbleHead didn't receive a single vote. He is not even on the ballot. The people were not voting for the Prime Minister yesterday.
The PM position is not an elected position. The PM is appointed. The people were placing their votes for the block who whom they feel will best reflects their interest. Here in the USA we have a large number of people who are very dedicated to their party, be it democrat, republican, independent, etc. They are not necessarily voting for the man.
-Stop and think of all the citizens who spent countless hours, days and even months demonstrating and making their voices heard. They made it very clear they only wanted one thing and is it wasn't more talk.
They want Maliki gone period. When his own party comes out and says they will not endorse Maliki why wouldn't you vote for his party? I am sure many who cast their votes have some type of relation with a member or members of the current parliament.
Maliki tried to force these poor guys and gals into so many things he wanted done and they ignored him. He tried to force them to pass the budget, they wouldn't do it. Not in it's current form.
The current parliament is not perfect but I feel they have been unjustly beaten to death by BobbleHeads actions and corruptions. Not for what they did or tried to do.
If Maliki wanted certain legislation passed; he would threaten, bribe and or blackmail parliament to vote for it. When you see your fellow parliament member stand up against BobbleHead and the next day his friend, wife or even one of his children is dead it will make you think twice before you go against him again.
When parliament tried to do the right thing in voting for legislation, if it passed; Bobble simply went to his pocket judge Mahmoud and had it overturned. How frustrating this must have been to parliament.
-Remember the goal here is democracy and to return Iraq to the free market economy. The provincial elections were held with barely a glitch. The general election was completed and held as scheduled.
BobbleHead couldn't delay the election either. The election results were to be announced around May 25th. I am sure many of us wondered if this would really happen. Many people were already calculating and trying to figure out how many days or months would Maliki be able to delay the results of the election. What awesome news. We received the results ahead of schedule.
We should be jumping up and down in celebration; instead I hear of many complaining. This is never going to happen. I just don't get the negativity a few people can come up with and then it spreads like a disease.
The general election was a success. The results being released early was not something that happened by accident or they had a good group of sharp people tallying the votes.
This was planned in advance. BobbleHead is being sent a very clear message. We are moving forward dude with or without you.
-I am sure there will be plenty of political wrangling going on, not only in the background but certainly in the press. BobbleHead is already claiming victory. He is claiming the people have spoken and want him as the next PM. Many people in dinar land believe this junk.
They choose to ignore what we have read in the news the past couple of weeks much less all that we have learned in the past year or two. All of the time and effort that we put into reading and trying to educate ourselves all of a sudden is thrown out the window because of one or two articles that are blown completely out of proportion.
This is a process. A sequence of events. The people of Iraq are learning and experiencing what democracy is. It is important that they do. It's imperative they are a part of this process.
When they exit the other side they will be a proud people.
Look at what we the people have accomplished through much sacrifice and adversity. We should be thrilled not discouraged. JMO and I seriously doubt that I am wrong but as many here know. I could be.
One the government is seated both the central government and the Kurds have committed to move forward per the constitution. Hakim has somehow stepped up and been able to do something monumental here. Something no other has been able to do since the Saddam era.
He has unified the blocks to stand up against the rule of the iron fist. Let's cheer him on and hope he and the other blocks can hopefully weather BobbleHeads last thunderous storm.
I am sure there will be lightning, gusty winds that might reach 200 MPH. Thunder will shake many to their inner core. I enjoy an occasional spring thunderstorm. Let's just try to avoid the lightning srikes that are sure to come. In the end the storm will subside and the sun will shine again.
Sorry for the rambling again. I am just excited with how things are progressing. Yeah, I wish they would speed it up but I am just a passenger in the car. Might as well enjoy the scenery instead of b****g about it.
As Jeff always says "Be Happy" :)