Saturday, February 25, 2006

Phc (2)

The British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has called on the Iraqi parliament to appoint a broad spectrum government that includes all groups in Iraqi society.

The United Kingdom has a first past the post system that gives all power to the winning party. Those who support losing parties are not represented in the government. Why is Jack Straw not urging Tony Blair to include some tories as ministers in his government? I presume because he thinks that his party has the right to govern the United Kingdom.

It is all about holding onto power. Jack Straw
would not share his power with the tories, but he expects Sunni and Shia Moslems to share power with each other.

The events of the last to days suggest that the Sunni and Shia have a similar view of power as Jack Straw. So he is is talking to the wind.

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