Bush Promises Democracy But Iraqis and Palestinians Aren't Cheering

Marshall, Rachelle
April 2004
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs;Apr2004, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p6
Now that Saddam Hussain's weapons of mass destruction have proved nonexistent, the fighting in Iraq has become "a war for democracy," according to the United States government. The United States President George W. Bush's dedication to democracy so far has failed to convince most Iraqis and Palestinians—two peoples in desperate need of freedom. One reason for their skepticism may be the lack of credibility on the part of an administration that continues to support brutal warlords in Afghanistan, maintains alliances with corrupt despots in the former Soviet Republics, and gives unstinting support to Israel.


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