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Iraqis demand "Yes to Islam"

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Submitted by A. A. (United States), Apr 29, 2003 at 09:31

We were told that we entered this war to "liberate" the Iraqi people, and let them choose their destiny. Your article suggests that we choose their destiny for them, and design a government for them that they don't necessarily want. If Iraqis see it as their duty to build an Islamic Republic for themselves, let it be. Being "liberated" or "free" means exercising one's rights, and Iraq has a right to an Islamic state, no matter how much we don't like it.
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