Saturday, June 28, 2003
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Well, just one post
I was going to write a quick post to say that Budapest is awesome, but then I read a Washington Post story stating that U.S. forces have put a stop to all local elections in Iraq, and that set me off.
The key grafs:
If you read further, it's clear that what scares Bremer and others is the prospect of radical parties -- which are now better organized -- taking power.
I can see this, except it's also true that radical parties tend to act more like moderates once they face the prospect of governing rather than campaigning. By halting the electoral process -- and rewarding ex-generals -- the current policy seems to do little more than successfully alienating the people you most want to motivate in Iraq.posted by Dan on 06.28.03 at 08:47 AM