Thursday, October 30, 2008

An Indian View of the American Election

UPDATE: Apparently so would the Georgians.
If Iraqis could vote it would be for McCain

Of course, I find this interesting because that's exactly what I think they would do, too. And for the same reasons:
"The personal qualities and political platforms of McCain and his Democrat rival Barack Obama are of little import to Ali, however. His focus is on Iraq and its neighbours such as Iran.
"'If the Iranians get the bomb they will become the Tarzan of the region,' said the former teacher and lecturer at the University of Baghdad, referring to the vine-swinging strongman of the jungle in old Hollywood movies.

Mohammed, also a professor at the university, said he too preferred McCain 'because Obama supports a rapid withdrawal of US troops.'"
"Today, a few hundred metres (yards) from Al-Zahawi coffee shop, is the famous Al-Mutnabi books market, the only place where Baghdadis can find English books and magazines."
"But "The Audacity of Hope," one of Obama's books, has yet to find a buyer."
"Iraqis prefer instead to rely on the latest issues of weekly news publications such as Time and Newsweek, said government official Whamith Shadhan, who was browsing through second-hand books and magazines.

'I trust the Republicans more. They're more capable of establishing democracy in the world, especially in Arab countries,' said the 33-year-old. 'Obama is far too left.'"
Well, ya, okay. The article quotes an Obama supporter, too, but I couldn't resist.

And speaking of India, from the same webpage comes this news:

Canadian Companies demand FTA with India

I'm all for that. With so many ambitious, enterprising and hardworking Indo-Canadians in our country, this has to be a great idea. Good times are ahead.


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