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Originally posted by heelstone
Iraq is now a puppet republic (officials making the decisions for the people), it was never going to be a democracy. If the U.S. wishes to maintain economic control over the country, it will have to remain that way. If somehow true elections took place, everything the U.S. really fought for would be wasted as real elected officials would actually be required to do some things for the people of Iraq and not the United States and its monied interests.
[Edited on 10-4-2004 by heelstone]
I think that the Iraqi country as a whole would want to elect somebody that is religious to their faith in Islam. Somebody who will fight for the cause of having their own country to govern, not one placed in order by the 'Western World'.
Originally posted by Durandal
I think the US government is forcing a system of government upon a country that does not want it.
So my questions to all of you are:
If the Iraqi's had their choice of a leader, what type of leader would he/she(doubtful) be?
Do you think that democracy will fix this country?
Do you think that the US is indeed placing a puppet government that will cooperate with them?
your thoughts would be much appreciated.
Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
I think the whole reason for Iraq was to create a new US controlled base.