The New Burkeian

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Friday, December 17, 2004

Iraq the Model Democracy

As I was browsing the web, I came across this statement by Ali on Iraq the Model.

You tell 'em man! The real issue is Iraq's issue. We are there to facilitate an Iraqi Democracy, not create a Democracy in our image. Ali stands up for his beliefs and the truth of Democracy. This is not a partisan issue, and should not be. It is Iraq's issue and Ali presents that very well. And liberals thought Iraqis wouldn't understand the concept of Democarcy.


Blogger "A Brown" said...

What liberals said Iraqi’s wouldn’t understand the concept of democracy? When did they say this? I ask, because such a statement flies in the face of liberal beliefs i.e. equality, opportunity, rationality, and progress. No prominent liberal critic of the war claimed there could not be democracy in Iraq. Instead, critics have charged that we are attempting to encourage democracy in the wrong way and under false pretext. Lest we forget, President Bush said that this was a war to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction. It was during the 2000 campaign that Bush took the standard conservative line and attacked Clinton for “nation-building” (a euphemism for promoting human rights and democratic values via force). Many liberals may not like the war but you do a disservice to yourself to ignore why they disagree with you.

December 27, 2004 at 4:28 PM  

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