More people standing up against tyranny, like we're seeing in Iran
Democracy will not last, dictatorship will inevitably return
Democracy will take hold, but the results will not be favorable for the US
I'm a malodorous hippie who believes Dick Cheney and George Bush eat arab babies for fuel
I don't really think there's anything implicitly conservative about wanting to spread democracy. It's only in a democracy that the rights liberals cherish can thrive. FDR felt the same way, he wasn't conservative.
Last edited by Pal; 03-26-10 at 11:59 PM.
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
A dictator would come into power eventually due to the tribal factions and religious emphasis except this time it would be the shia's in power. But the good news would be that if that ever did occur odds are good that the leader would be an ally of the west.
Or Iraqis embrace democracy and elect extremists into power. Give the ME a vote and generally speaking a Islamic party would get in because of religion.
Literal Islam and Democracy are on two opposing sides, Iraqis would have to become secular like Turkey for democracy to flourish and nutters to not get into power.
Last edited by Laila; 03-30-10 at 07:22 AM.
The two top parties tied for first are the State of Law party by Maliki and the Iraqiyyah party by Allawi. Both are secular. Unfortunately, Maliki is allowing the Accountability and Justice Commission to disqualify 6 elected Sunni politicians, which would give the State of Law party the edge over the Iraqiyyah party. Talk about dirty politics!
Iraq election: Victorious candidates may be purged, boosting Maliki / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com