How to create a democracy?
From the Less With More Global Politics Cookbook:
1 pre-emptive military strike…
1 prolonged occupation…
Mix together with de-stabilizing forces such as sectarian extremist groups…
Let bake ____ years
Don’t ask any questions about the recipe. Once you have begun this recipe, don’t try other recipes. When it looks like the recipe isn’t going to turn out, add another ingredient (surge).
Here is an insider perspective on the situation in Bagdad. I wonder if we can hear the truth in the voice of this 24-year old dentist (Iraqi) who speaks of the current state of affairs and the effectiveness of the American military/political strategy.