So Much for Democracy in Iraq

If you wanted proof that the Iraqi/US government is not the least interested in "democracy," the recent approval of continued American military presence by the Iraqi government is proof positive.  This decision can only mean trouble for American troops as well as American contractors, and further delegitimizes an already shaky government in the eyes of... Continue Reading →

Iraqi Government Lacks Legitimacy

Some time ago I wrote about the problem of a US military presence in Iraq when it is in the process of establishing a government.  In order for a government to be effective it must have legitimacy among the people governed.  The Maliki government in Iraq is stuck with the PR problem of having been... Continue Reading →

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