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"Democratically-minded"?

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Submitted by Melvin A. Fechter (United States), Apr 14, 2004 at 22:56

Please explain what you mean by a "democratically-minded Iraqi strongman, someone who will work with the coalition forces, provide decent government, and move eventually toward a more open political system."

Does Pervez Musharraf qualify under that definition?

Doesn't the language conflict with language in the preceding paragraph: "However constructive its intentions to build democracy, the coalition cannot win the confidence of Muslim Iraq...."

Melvin A. Fechter
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Daniel Pipes replies:

Pervez Musharraf is a poor version of what I am thinking of, but he's roughly the model, yes

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