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Neocons & US regime change in Iraq « Previous | |Next »
May 12, 2003

We are aware of the important role played by the neo-cons in justifying the regime change in Iraq by the US, the proposal to install democracy there and the democracy domino theory of the region.

This paper by Robert Blecher charts the way the neo-cons changed their minds about democracy in Iraq between 1991 and 2003. No chance in 1991. Every chance in 2003. It shows this in the context of the US becoming an empire.

Reading does not change my mind that the US-style democracy in Iraq will come down to a notion of democracy built around limited government and personal freedoms, not a robust democracy with majority rule that woudl allow the Shi'ites to gain power. The new democratic Iraq will also be a compliant state that will further US strategic interests in the region.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 2:05 PM | | Comments (1)
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Yes I agree.

They should look to a much better example of democracy than the US. A place where everyone participates in the economy, there is practically full employment and everyone is assured full health care and access to education.

Cuba of course - pity about the democratic part but of course you cant have an omlette without breaking eggs.

By now you would have figured that I am joking.