Sunday, June 13, 2004

Who wants to hear what I have to say?

Who wants to hear what I have to say?

In the Western world people are represented by political parties. It’s very simple. If these political parties are not able to do what they have promised to their members, then they will get lesser votes for the next election.
Weirdly, things go very different in ME. For example; the two powerful Kurdish parties in Iraq, PUK and PDK, are actually not chosen by Kurdish people in a democratic way. These two parties are managed by individuals. In fact a small group has the power, the rest obeys. I have nothing against such a structure in a party. But when these non-elected parties have the right to decide about the future of Kurdistan, then it is a different story. In that case I demand a referendum, Kurds in north of Iraq most have the right to choose their future. But weirdly UN and especially USA are not interested in a referendum. If the American politic in this Iraq-issue is based on ‘democracy’, then why they don’t want to listen to Kurds? Why the American politic is based on just ‘listen’ to PUK and PDK? Is the mighty Bremer not able give more attention to what Kurds want instead of just listening to two leaders?

However, comparing to the rest of ME, Kurds are more regulated in a democratic way. Comparing to El-Sistani, maybe I should stop complaining about the PUK and PDK! But I still wonder why USA, a country which is almost based on the trias-politicas, won’t listen to Kurds in North of Iraq? Why they continuing the tradition way of politic in ME which is base on “come to an agreement with the leader, the rest have nothing to say’.