Date registered: Sep 2004
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Originally Posted by Botnst
We don't have to like what they do, they have to like what they do.
Our goal is to help them establish an effective government that protects the rights of minorities, equitably distributes power and the proceeds of the mineral wealth, and is not a threat to our strategic interests. That will most likely be a gov with a democratic framework.
I don't know why they shouldn't have an Islamic component to their governemnt -- that is who they are.
I love this post, it shows how utterly clueless you are. "Who they are" is a fractured society, fractured by religion. The question will always be, whose brand of Islam is supreme? Not only that, Islam itself makes democracy impossible, Sharia directly conflicts with fair courts, fair elections, and equality before the law. As the experience in Turkey has shown, democracy in the Islamic world is impossible unless Islam is totally removed from civil government, as much as democracy would be impossible here if your right wing religious kook pals made Christianity a component of the US Government.
Tell, in this "protect the rights of minorities" thing you have envisioned for Iraq, how's that working out for you?
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address