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MIDDLE EAST: How is democracy possible?

Letter by Lyle Laws, Puyallup on June 10, 2011 at 12:11 pm | 100 Comments »
June 10, 2011 1:13 pm

I keep hearing President Obama and others talking about planting the seeds of democracy in the Middle East. President Bush also talked about the same thing when his administration was involved in Iraq.

There is no way in hell that democracy can be achieved in countries where women are treated like chattel, where children are taught from birth to distrust if not hate infidels and where governments are controlled by religious fanatics.

When we get involved in places like Libya or any other Middle Eastern country and help topple the existing government, all we are doing is paving the way for another dictator to step in and take control with the hope that it will be someone who will not hate us quite as much.

Will we ever learn?

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