Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (57) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: franchot Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 53806  
Subject: cheers for the liberation. Not. Date: 4/4/2003 6:25 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
The wr is almost over, with allied forces at the gates of Bagdd. However this article from the NYT does not paint an optimistic picture about the success of the "hearts and minds" battle for public opinion. Before the wr began, the State department wrote a paper on the region entitled "No Dominos." It explained why installing a democracy in Irq was unlikely to produce a domino effect amongst neighbouring countries. The reality of the region? There is not a functioning democracy in existence. The challenge to gov is not a nascent democracy movement at all, but fundamentlism. This wr will just further inflame those movements and radicalise one of the few countries that while barking mad, was at least secular.
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/04/international/worldspecial/04ARAB.html
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (57) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Post of the Day:
Macro Economics

U.S. Stable, Europe Stalling
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement