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Do we believe the Declaration?

Reader comment on item: After Saddam? Remaking the Mideast

Submitted by Joseph Somsel (United States), Feb 12, 2003 at 18:17

"WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness -- That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government."

This applies to Iraqis, does it not?

OK, so the US may have to help give the Iraqi people a chance to "institute new government" - Saddam's bad government is much worst and much more invasive than George III's ever was. With the right support and some sharing of over 200 years of field experience in applying democracy, the people of Iraq just might be able to prove the underlyng principles behind of the United States of America correct, yet again.

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