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Democracy in Iraq???

Reader comment on item: What If the United States Had Not Invaded Iraq

Submitted by SULTAN (Turkey), Sep 12, 2005 at 02:49

Dear Mr Pipes,

When I look at Iraq I cant see the same things you see.Yes Saddam was a terrible mass murderer,dictator and it is very good that he is not in power now.But instead of direct USA invasion he sould have been sent by Iraqi people themselves with the help of USA government with a civil war. İf you gave%10 of the money you spent for the war here today to some Iraqi generals, you could have replaced Saddam with another dictator who will cooparate with USA without even losing one American soldier. No country can bring democracy to the other one by invasion. Only people of that country can do it themselves. And this may take 100 years of struggle. İt cant happen in one day. Besides, I dont think that democracy in the oil rich countries is something that USA would want to see....

Saddams regime was secular. Today Iraq became an islamic country.Saddam was keeping the country together. Now there are Kurdish,Shii Arabs,Sunni Arabs,states which have no common bonds with each other. Eventually there will be three different countries in the near future. Kurds will cause a war in Turkey. Sunni state will be the center of El kaide terrorism,Shii state will join to İran. This almost already happened now. İs this really what USA wants to see. İslamic country full of terrorists and radicals,civil war in NATO member long time ally and only secular muslim country Turkey,strong and bigger radical enemy İran. Hated 1,5 billion muslims in the world. Also do you think that war in Irak is finished now,and that people of Irak are rich and happy. İt is proved that America has a great war technology, but very primitive ground soldier forces.
I always had great a sympathy to USA in the past. But today after Mr Bush ı lost it all.I am sorry for my country,for Irak, for USA and for the world. İt is either Mr Bush is a very unqualified president or this politics have some reasons which I cant understand its logic. What does the USA benefits from this situation. Also I started to think that democracy is not a very good system either since such a developed country can choose such a president.

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