[FoRK] Iraq, yet again

Jeffrey Winter jeffreywinter
Wed Dec 28 09:26:55 PST 2005

> Why should we
> expect people with a strong cultural history of family groups/loyalty, etc
> to give all that up in the name of "democracy"?

The two concepts are not mutually exclusive so the supposition is wrong
to begin with.

> What is so bad about the
> Kurds having their own state, and the Shia having their own state, etc?

Nothing.  The problem is the bloodbath that would ensue to determine
who gets what chunk of the country. 

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