The New Iraqi Government is Sounding Like the Old Iraqi Government

It’s a good thing we sent our military machine to Iraq to overthrow the tyrannical dictator Saddam Hussein. We freed the country from tyranny and delivered the citizenry into a new golden age of freedom where their rights are respected and… never mind:

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s government has presented a bill to parliament banning the possession of weapons by anyone except military and state security personnel, RFE/RL’s Radio Free Iraq (RFI) reports.

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He said the bill lays down strict requirements for licensing the possession of arms to ensure that the state and its respective security organs have a monopoly on the use of weapons.

The new government sounds like it’s going to follow in the tradition of the old government. After the brutal government suffered by the Iraqi people it is my sincerest hope the people refuse to surrender their only means of defense. Those who crafted the United States Bill of Rights rightly remembered the wickedness of the previous government and opted to ensure the people remained armed so that they had one final check and balance to the government’s never ending thirst for power.

I never trusted the new Iraq government to respect the rights of the people but I had hoped that they would put on a fa├žade of freedom for a short while. It appears that isn’t the case and the government agents are wasting no time disarming the populace, likely to ensure no resistance when new government policies of oppression begin flowing from the walls of their capitol.

The new regime is smelling an awful lot like the old regime.