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Democray and Iraq

#1
Blair and Bush seem to have failed to persuade either Iraqis or Afghanis of the merits of western democracy.Did they imagine that they could impose western style democracy on these peoples in less than a couple of generations(instead of a couple of years)?
 
#2
I think the Bush Doctrine shows that Americans truly believe that underneath the surface everyone is an American and that they share the natural American values :roll: . They cannot seem to fathom that a liberal democracy can not be created it has to evolve, it needs solid foundations (state infrastructure and agencies, good governance, media and education systems) to emerge and in the case of Iraq they destroyed many of these foundations.
If the Americans are to carry on with the TWOT then the Bush doctrine has to be seriously rethought.
 

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