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Manila under Commonwealth


On Sassy's Post:

The official announcement is that Iraq will once again be sovereign by June 30th. But...

I commented:

Felt like manila under "commonwealth". actually maybe worse. Remember in history, manila as an experiment of the US imperialism, didn't work too well because a commission study back then warned US may be involved in a war with Japan.

And hence it's best to hasten independence of the Philippines. Scary thought is, Iraq is like that now.
If it will cause them too much trouble than benefits, then might as well leave them.

Don't get me wrong, America and what it's supposed to fight for is something I believe in. But not the way they are doing it now with Bush.

bayibhyap wrote on May 22, 2004 08:02 AM:

When do you think Iraq will be incorporated a state of the US?

and further wrote on May 23, 2004 01:49 PM:

i highly doubt that. As it was the case with the Philippines, it never happened. The US will not take additional risks unless the benefits are immediate (i.e. elections).

O'reilly on a Jay Leno interview said if they get Bin Laden before the elections, Dubya wins. The generals are in increasing pressure to get him to remedy the poll slide Bush is having these past weeks. (What if?)

At best they'll place their bets on the government to favor their contractors. Chaney and halliburton, bechtel, flour, parsons....etc. You don't have to own the dog for it to lick your hand, chief. Sometimes a little pat in the head or a treat will work.

posted by Jdavies @ 5/23/2004,


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Jdavies lives in Quezon City, Philippines and has been blogging since 2002. A brand manager in a leading technology company and a freelance new media/web strategy consultant, he has refocused his blogging from personal, political & sociological observations, to marketing-related efforts and Internet trends that are relevant to his career and branding advocacies.

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