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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:24 PM
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One Thing is For Sure: bush's Iraq 'Democracy' is a FAILURE!!
just like everything else in his pathetic life.....

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In fact, U.S. options are limited.

The levers of power are firmly controlled by Shiite Muslim religious parties and Kurdish ethnic movements. Many of them see no advantage to concessions that could defuse the predominantly Sunni Arab insurgency, which gave rise to Shiite militias and triggered the worsening sectarian bloodletting.

The unpleasant truth is that the two national elections of 2005 widely hailed at the time as triumphs of democracy solidified sectarian and ethnic divisions and helped set the stage for the political deadlock propelling Iraq toward all-out civil war.

Many Iraqi leaders know what steps must be taken to avoid disaster. They just don't know how.

"Iraq has been painted into a corner by the particular electoral and parliamentary system chosen for it by the U.S. and United Nations," said Juan Cole, a Middle East expert at the University of Michigan. "There was never all that much hope that parliamentary politics could fix things, but this way of doing things makes them worse."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061023/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq...
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:27 PM
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1. as is his american democracy. eom
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:34 PM
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2. Democracy? It was a grotesque joke.
Bush does not believe in democracy. His power rests on election fraud. He has used his power to enhance the dominance of the few over the many. He has restricted civil liberties and assaulted human rights. He does not believe citizens should be informed and believes that they should be watched.

Such a man was to make a democracy out of Iraq?

It was just another empty promise, another lie told to garner support for the war beforehand.
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:01 PM
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3. At home and abroad. n/t
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