Sunday, October 16, 2005

A Win-Win situation!!!!!!1

When you hear this from Condi on Meet the Press:

MR. RUSSERT: If it did go down, it would set the political process back significantly.

SEC'Y RICE: Tim, it's an argument I don't understand. If it passes, then democracy has been served. If, for some reason it does not, then democracy has been served. It would be like saying that a referendum in the United States, because it didn't pass, that it somehow was against the democratic process. The key here is the Sunnis have voted in large numbers. That means they're casting their lot now with the democratic process, and one way or another, the Iraqis are going to be in a position to move forward.

And Rice said this on Fox News Sunday as well.

And Steven Hadley, now holding Condi's old job, wrote something similar yesterday in the Washington Post:

But what if, despite these recent positive developments, the constitution is defeated at the polls? The political process continues. There will still be a vote in December for a new national assembly under the new electoral law. That assembly will then be charged with drafting a new constitution. And the new constitution will be considered in another referendum next year. Either way, the political process will continue to expand participation to all areas of the country and help isolate further the enemies of democracy in Iraq.

You can assume that the White House must really like this spin if it's their weekend talking point. With either success or failure we get success! Magic!

George F. Will asked if the Weimar republic was a similar success on This Week on ABC.


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