Sunday, November 13, 2005


Iraq, Beacon of Democracy?

The Arab world doesn't seem impressed by Iraq's "one less man, one less vote" approach to democracy:
Some delegates to the meeting saw Egypt's objections as a reflection of the Arab world's growing irritation with what some say is the lecturing tone of American calls for democracy. United States involvement in Iraq plays a part in that: the Arab world is not persuaded by the administration's portrayal of Iraq, which Secretary Rice visited on Friday, as a beacon for democracy.

Rather, they say, Iraq represents the perils of imposing democracy from outside. Its violence is widely seen as offering a cautionary tale rather than an inspiration, American officials acknowledge.
(Source: New York Times Meeting of Muslim Nations Ends in Discord, Nov. 13, 2005 [emphasis added.])
I guess Karen Hughes gets added to the list of failed Bush League cronies promoted past their level of incompetence.


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