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Better is the enemy of good enough

Reader comment on item: U.S. Needs To Learn Patience [in Iraq]

Submitted by John Berg (United States), Nov 30, 2004 at 12:51

Of course the road to democracy is bumpy. Could any be bumpier than the US? But the Iraqis need to start taking steps. As Charles Krauthammer argues, begin as promised on 30 January and continue honoring the deadlines. Remember, an election is when all voters agree to follow the one elected. One might add other statements like, an election requires differences among candidates clearly and honestly stated for the voters to make a valid choice. If the Sunnis or any regions choose to boycott the vote, they wouldn't have supported the winner anyway.

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