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Reader comment on item: Is the Bush Administration Reconsidering Its Rush to Democratization?
in response to reader comment: Tribal Democracy: Why "Operation Iraqi Freedom" was not worth it

Submitted by F. Richard Jones (United States), Nov 6, 2007 at 11:51

It is possible to democratize a colonially boarder tribal nations like Iraq and it should be attempted! The template for the democratization of tribal and or ex-dictatorships is already on the shelf in most representative government's constitutional libraries.

Simply it is the development of a government that represents each of the tribal groups by newly formed districts and provinces arbitrarily drawn with the idea of trying to outline actual tribal (recent) historical boundaries. This is done by the development of a governmental lower parliament made by using actual demographics and senate of equal representation with regard to the tribal groups. From the senate, a president is elected with confirmation from the parliament.

Obviously, there is more detail, but that is the basis for Iraqi representative government and their new democracy, as it should have been attempted.

If there is any doubt about Iraq and Afghanistan being the right war in the right places, consider what needs to be accomplished with regard to the reformation of Islam and where best to accomplish that and defeat terrorism at the same time. Just look at a map and use your armchair ability to affect a workable strategy! If you go to the heart of Islam in terms of cause and effect, you go to Iraq and Afghanistan. Change those two places into working democracies and you save Islam and the world from the scourge of terror.

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