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How to create a democracy?

September 11, 2007

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.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Leon permalink
    September 14, 2007 2:27 am

    I just watched President Bush make his speech regarding our course in Iraq. May God have mercy on us! Hopefully this speech will be the motivating factor that congress needs to remind out president that we are a government for and by the people.

    Lord have mercy.

  2. September 15, 2007 3:37 pm

    Having gone back to my roots more and sided with Christian pacifism, and recently reading the books of Miroslav Volf has helped me see how what the United States is doing in world affairs is not good, no matter what the outcome of it might be years down the road.

    An enforced “peace” by the sword is like the Roman empire. It’s not the answer to the human problem of global conflict. Only in Christ and in God in God’s kingdom can we begin to find it, and ultimately will.

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