Quick Studies

July 10th, 2007at 09:15pm Posted by Eli

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Sounds like the Iraqis have mastered American-style democracy already:

MICHAEL WARE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Because, to be honest, it’s not really in the interests of the main power players here in Iraq to meet [the benchmarks].

These are American agendas, American benchmarks. These aren’t the benchmarks that the factions within the Iraqi government really care about. What they care about is getting their hands on their own security forces and setting them loose as they see fit.

And, don’t forget, a lot of these benchmarks strike at the deepest, most heartfelt divisions politically and in terms of the sectarian divide that exist in this country. None of them are easy fixes. And in none of them is it really in the interests of those who hold power to meet them. They just want to keep their power — Anderson.

COOPER: So, essentially, you’re saying they don’t see themselves as part of a larger Iraq. They don’t see themselves as a ruling of — all the people of Iraq, as we think about a democracy. They still see themselves as factions, and they are trying to hold on to turf and power.

They grow up so fast!

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Iraq,Politics,Republicans


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