69 million page views

The New Iraq

Reader comment on item: A Strongman for Iraq?

Submitted by Hikmat Faraj (United States), Apr 28, 2003 at 10:11

For once there is a highly rational perspective. Being of Iraqi origin, I couldn't agree with you more. Destroying the Saddam regime is only a small part of the scenario--small but necessary, but definitely not sufficient.

This scare me, and a lot of Iraqis, immensely--especially those who are not blinded by conspiracy theories. As an acquaintance recently said, "I find it hard to believe that the American administration was not aware that they were opening a can of worms."

Maybe I will be an optimist and hope that some good will come out of this for Iraq. Democracy is a learning process, as you so correctly put it. You do not collect it like an inheritance.
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to The New Iraq by Hikmat Faraj

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)