From quagmire to gridlock
Iraq's parliament met for the first time today, squared their jaws against insurgent shelling, got down to work, and promptly accomplished: nothing. I guess now they really do have the same style of gov't we do. Soon voter apathy will set in, Al Jazeera will air Fatwa the Vote! specials to get Arab youths involved, the Peshmerga Veterans For Truth will claim Mohammed al-Kerriah is lying about running guns to the Shiites down the Tigris, and we'll start hearing about how the Shiite soccer moms are going to be the big swing vote this year.
All in all though, a great day for freedom and democracy: the natural rights of every human being.