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A Want of Confidence in Democracy

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Submitted by christian speicher (Germany), Jun 30, 2004 at 02:38

Which kind of promising 'strong men' you have in mind? I have a certain dislike against many arabian strong men that I have seen emerging. Do you have any counter-examples?

And 'strong men' since there are no 'men of steel' can be assassinated too (see Masood), why not better create a strong system?

I would far prefer the Swiss model of shared governmental responsibility, you don't even have to feel defeated to establish something like that.

I feel alienated by your lack of confidence in democracy and in the Iraqi people and I would like to bet against your prognosis.

I would love to be one of the first holders of new Iraqi bonds.

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A Want of Confidence in Democracy [111 words]christian speicherJun 30, 2004 02:3815850
Sadam, al-qaida, the west... [80 words]joe roseJun 29, 2004 09:4415826

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