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Old 09-12-2009, 09:20 AM   #91
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There certainly is a lot more evidence for that than the laughable excuse of spreading of democracy.
Says who? The guy who doesn't understand when no-bid contracts are superior to competitive bidding and the guy who thinks he was lied into war? Sorry Frankie, you've got no credibility on these topics so your hand-waving just isn't enough.

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I said a "Western Style" Democracy. Democracy and the notion of freedom can be in different flavors suiting a countries history and cultural heritage. Democracy is ideal but cannot be brought aboard tanks and Hummers to a country in a region where we have politically abused historically. The trust is simply not there and will take time and not guns to grow.
Donger may have said "western democracy" in this thread, but I don't think there was much confusion in the Bush administration on this point. They recognized that the Iraqis would have to find their own path toward a freedom-respecting form of self-government. The Bush administration wanted to build as many democratic institutions as possible to help them get started, but no one expected Iraq to be a perfect reflection of the western model.
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