In the early days of the U.S. war on Iraq, critiquing Bush was considered unpatriotic.

In Kenya today, critiquing Raila is tantamount to being against democracy.

Why can’t I be strongly patriotic to Kenya, pro-democracy, and still critical of Raila? Even as I abhor Kibaki and his PNU hardliners?

When did we become so ‘either/or’. You’re with us or you’re against us……

Bush led his people into a war that has no end in sight. The parameters of success were not well defined and the bloodletting continues.

What are Raila’s parameters for success? Once he is president then what? His supporters seem to think we can tear the country down and build it back up from scratch. If Somalia hasn’t pulled it off, I highly suggest we don’t try.

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