Double standards on Iraq

Ralph Peters has had quite enough:
In a statement worthy of the French diplomat he apparently aspires to become, World Bank President James Wolfensohn concluded his meeting with the Iraqi Governing Council with the disdainful remark that “a constitution and an elected government would constitute a recognized government, but what do we do in the meantime?”
Whoaaa there, Daddy Warbucks! Hold the sauterne and the foie gras!
I don’t recall that Saddam’s regime was elected. Or that it governed by a constitution. Yet that terror-state was recognized as legitimate by the world’s diplomats and international bankers. Every slithering, interest-bearing one of them.
And now Iraq’s interim Governing Council doesn’t deserve the level of recognition accorded Saddam Hussein?

Silly question, Ralph. Of course they don’t. Saddam was a legitimate leader after all. Don’t you remember, he got 100% of the popular vote in the last election? Why, that’s more than George Bush and Al Gore combined!!

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