Saturday, September 30, 2006

Iraq drifting towards democracy

There seems to be a lot more interest in Iraq as a political issue than really drilling down and talking about where Iraq is really going. My firm belief is that Iraq is in "drift mode", but with a bias towards democracy. No sane person would want Iraq to be in its current state of chaos, but I think that there are enough elements in place, albeit drifting and evolving, that we actually could see an interesting form of democracy emerge. It may not have all of the formality and pretty structure that we know and love in the western world, but it may be the best that makes sense for the Middle East. It won't happen tomorrow of this year or next year, but within a few years. IT will likely be a form of federalism with a number of "states" only loosely connected as a "country".

-- Jack Krupansky


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