Originally Posted by Jayhawk
Both countries have constitutional democracies in place. I didn't say anything went "swimmingly," any more than our U.S. constitutional democracy went "swimmingly." It took us about 100 years and a civil war to get it right. So based on our experience, some might say it IS going swimmingly in Iraq and Afghanistan. Don't you think?
Except for the part where WE decided to become a Democracy instead of a country a half a world away Deciding we were going to be a Democracy, and oh, by the way, only after they blew the shit out of a few hundred thousand of our citizens and destroyed our infrastructure.
Then, when we had our little Democracy, we did not have an occupying Army telling us how we were going to run it and a timetable to get our shit together because polls back home were screwing with the homeland''s happiness.
We also did not start our Democracy with a brand new visiting Terrorist Organization that never existed there before which stirred up shit and caused everyone to hate everyone.
Our little Democracy was also not forced to have two [or three] tribes that HATE each other live together in harmony so we could let our Democracy grow.
But you are right J, the parallels are staggering.
NOW, about those sources of yours? Any DATA to back up your BS? Or just your same ol' same ol'?