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A benevolent dictator?

Reader comment on item: Next Steps in Iraq

Submitted by Carole Graham (Canada), Apr 25, 2003 at 13:14

Dear Daniel,
I wonder if what is needed in Iraq now is a benevolent dictator, a person of the
Muslim who follows the "good" Islam faith.

Sounds silly, I suppose, but the people of Iraq need a great deal of time to
learn and understand what democracy is, they simply need to see how they can
become a country that is really free and how they can make a tremendous
difference in how their country succeeds or falls back into a country another
Saddam could rule again.

I wonder if a federalist type of government, with three different states, or
provinces could be attained, having three govenors, or premiers, each having the
right to grow in their own way. Of course that is simplistic, and they may begin
to fight over power, land, faith, but people can live under such a plan in a

Keep at it,

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