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Problems with Iraqification

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Submitted by Peter J. Herz (Taiwan), Nov 20, 2003 at 05:46

Once again, while no-one can argue against an Iraq governed by non-Ba'ath Iraqis, who is to do the work before there's been a period of time in which people can be trained? One of the things a totalitarian republic of fear is good at is making sure nobody is capable of organizing or running things except for the thugs in power.

And then you have the Yasir Arafats of the world who, when they wake up and realize they're going to have to meet payroll for garbagemen and traffic cops, launch a round of violence to avoid having to do anything constructive. Are the people who get out the crowds in Iraq's Shi'ite communities much better than this?
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