Thursday, February 10, 2005

Domino Theory

Thomas Friedman has been a harsh critic of the way the Bush Administration has conducted the war in Iraq. In todays New Yok Times, he makes the case that winning in Iraq will make a big difference on the whole Middle East, especially Iran.

The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Calling All Democrats: "If we can help produce a representative government in Iraq - based on free and fair elections and with a Shiite leadership that accepts minority rights and limits on clerical involvement in politics - it will exert great pressure on the ayatollah-dictators running Iran. In Iran's sham 'Islamic democracy,' only the mullahs decide who can run. Over time, Iranian Shiites will demand to know why they can't have the same freedoms as their Iraqi cousins right next door. That will drive change in Iran. Just be patient."

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