Another victory for democracy

The Japanese government has decided to send soldiers to Iraq, despite overwhelming voter opposition to the plan. A recent survey found only 17% support for sending Japanese soldiers to Iraq in the near future.

I suppose this means that Koizumi may now be counted among those "brave" leaders of the states comprising the "coalition of the willing" - "brave" enough, that is, to trample all over democracy and ignore the population's opposition to this enterprise. Perhaps "Japan" - minus its people - can now be described as the leader of the "new Asia".

Meanwhile, 41 US soldiers were wounded in a suicide bombing at a base outside of Mosul. Earlier, 3 US soldiers died in a road accident north of Baghdad, and 3 Iraqi civilians died in an attack against a mosque in Baghdad.

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