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Democracy not always best solution

Reader comment on item: Combating the Ideology of Radical Islam

Submitted by Syd Veritask (United States), Apr 14, 2003 at 15:06

I disagree with the comment that democracy is the best solution for the middle east.
Implementing a democracy in countries like Egypt or Saudi Arabia will ensure that the most radical elements of Islam would be voted into power.

I, like many Americans, am not interested in restructuring governments in the middle east. We should deal with each threat as it comes, attack the threatening party, and then leave. The countries in the middle east will then learn that we are a formidable force, one that can remove a thirty year old regime in three weeks, and they will go back to doing what they've always done, fight amongst themselves.

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