Tuesday, April 12, 2005
The real problem in the Middle East, of course, is not the only democracy in the region, it�s the fact that it has been the only democracy. Don�t take my word for it. The Palestinians agree. According to the Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research, 59 percent of the Palestinians think that their biggest problem is poverty/unemployment or the corruption and lack of reform of the Palestinian authority. Only 31 percent think that Israel�s occupation is the biggest problem.
Saddam was at least honest enough to call his country socialist. It's a sign of what's needed to turn things around. The AHDRs can serve as a blueprint to what needs to happen next.