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Purple revolution?

The other day bush mentioned a puple revolution in Iraq. Does anyone know what he was talking about?

Dan

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(NT) (NT) Purple dye on thumbs when voting.

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(NT) (NT) Revolution?

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synonym - Rebellion

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Revolution
a : sudden, radical, or complete change b : a fundamental change in political organization; especially : the overthrow or renunciation of one government or ruler and the substitution of another by the governed c : activity or movement designed to effect fundamental changes in the socioeconomic situation d : a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something...

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Not really

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but I guess that's how he was misusing it.

Go figure.

Dan

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Merriam-Webster is Not really a good reference?????

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For More Information on ''revolution'' go to Britannica.com

http://www.m-w.com/netdict.htm
Merriam-Webster is America's foremost publisher of language-related reference works. The company publishes a diverse array of print and electronic products, including Merriam-Webster's Collegiate

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Nothing wrong with M-W.

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But the context of the statement indicates a different usage.

Dan

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A guess

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The previous "election" system is no more and the people of Iraq voted for real for the first time in decades recently.

Either that or the US military just distributed copies of Prince's Purple Rain album to the populace.

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(NT) (NT) and at least now they could chose to listen or not

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The latter is more revolutionary, but

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I guess he meant the former.

Dan

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if this is correct then context of the statement is correct

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Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration. In stages over the next dozen years, Iraq attained its independence as a kingdom in 1932. A ''republic'' was proclaimed in 1958, but in actuality a series of military strongmen have ruled the country since then, the latest was SADDAM.
Territorial disputes with Iran led to an inconclusive and costly eight-year war (1980-88). In August 1990, Iraq seized Kuwait, but was expelled by US-led, UN coalition forces during the Gulf War of January-February 1991. Following Kuwait's liberation, the UN Security Council (UNSC) required Iraq to scrap all weapons of mass destruction and long-range missiles and to allow UN verification inspections. Continued Iraqi noncompliance with UNSC resolutions over a period of 12 years resulted in the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and the ouster of the SADDAM regime. Coalition forces remain in Iraq, helping to restore degraded infrastructure and facilitating the establishment of a freely elected government. The Coalition Provisional Authority transferred sovereignty to the Interim Government on 28 June 2004.

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Not misusing it at all.

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An upheaval, a major change in the way things are done. A REVOLUTION!

On the other hand, your nitpicking is PETTY!

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Just the usual Republican spin machine at work

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trying to equate the imposition of democracy in Iraq with the spontaneous Orange Revolution in the Ukraine and a number of other home grown democracy movements.

It is especially invidious as a comparison since Ahmed Chalabi, the US chosen crook and fraud artist, has sunk without trace over there and an entirely different group have come to power. But don't mistake my feelings, I'm glad he's gone and others are in charge. I hope the imposition of Democracy works in Iraq, it could have a beneficial effects over there. Let's hope it works in Saudi Arabia and Iran (the democratic movement, not the war).

Rob

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Just your usual BS at work

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"the imposition of democracy" ? Ye Gods! Do you hear yourself?

Ahmed Chalabi is Oil Minister by the way.

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