Thursday, September 29, 2005

Iraq war leaves Americans skeptical of force: poll

Iraq war leaves Americans skeptical of force: poll - Yahoo! News

Democracy is not something which can be forced upon people - it's more an idea. An idea which people may - or may not - wish for their government. For some - perhaps the Iraqis -it may not even be possible.

I'm wondering if government by the people, for the people, in the Middle East turns out to be mostly religious groups fighting against other religious groups?

Isn't monarchy and theocracy popular in the Middle East? Or at least, accepted? And functional?

In sum, they're not like us. What works for us may not work for them.

Besides, I doubt if the spread of democracy was Bush's original intention for invading Iraq. Since he couldn't pin down either 9/11 or WMDs as an excuse, now spreading democracy is the best excuse he can come up with for our troops being there.

(If Bush were really serious about spreading democracy, what about Cuba, just off our border? Not that I'm suggesting he do anything about Cuba, but see my point?)

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