In their ongoing attempt to destroy the institutions of limited government and liberty that make possible their own existence as intellectuals, the BBC is reporting over and over and over that Paul Bremer will meet Kofi Annan soon in order ‘to press for UN support for an unelected government in Iraq.’ Earlier they had announced that the U.S. was opposing ‘democracy’ in Iraq. The controversy, of course, has to do with strategic jockeying for advantage on behalf of leaders of the majority Shi’a population. But electing representatives to a constitutional process by regional caucuses is not clearly inferior or less ‘democratic’ than having a mass election with the majority simply crushing the minority and instituting the well known ‘democratic’ system of one-man/one-vote/one-time that the BBC prefers. The BBC’s editors have made it well known for some time how much they hate the institutions of limited government, freedom of speech for anyone other than themselves, and so on, and how fervently they wish for the death of each and every American citizen. But please, please, don’t punish the Iraqis, too, by insisting that they be subjected to a one-party state exercising unlimited power. They’ve had too much experience of that already.