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How the U.S. and the world can help Iraq

Submitted by on September 1, 2011 – 9:23 am No Comment
Ayad Allawi

As the Arab Spring drives change across our region, bringing the hope of democracy and reform to millions of Arabs, less attention is being paid to the plight of Iraq and its people. We were the first to transition from dictatorship to democracy, but the outcome in Iraq remains uncertain. Our transition could be a positive agent for progress, and against the forces of extremism, or a dangerous precedent that bodes ill for the region and the international community.

Debate rages in Baghdad and Washington around conditions for a U.S. troop extension beyond the end of this year. While such an extension may be necessary, that alone will not address the fundamental problems festering in Iraq.

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Source: Washington Post

My Comments:
A pretty illuminating article from one time Iraqui Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.  It raises several troubling points.  It is really disconcerting what is still going on in Iraq.  I am of the mindset that the ills of the entire region of SW Asia and the broader middle east is beyond repair…whatever repair means.

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