Thursday, March 10, 2005
Good News for Iraq
One of the wonders of a representative government, when it is empowered by groups of citizens who want the peaceful sharing of power, is the ability to compromise. This, along with the regular churn of leadership and ideas, is the thing that gives a government the ability to overcome difficult years. That the American constitution and system of government, for example, have survived is a testament to the trust of the people and the brilliant formulation of our basis of government.
Iraq is taking its first steps toward a similar goal: long-lasting government marked by peaceful, periodic power changes, and the mutual respect that grows between the governed and the government.
Regardless of your stance on the war, watching this birth of a representative government has to be a wonderful thing. What is especially gratifying is that so many people seem to believe that democracy and liberalism aren’t compatible with the Middle East.
Here’s to Iraq and what I hope is their peaceful and prosperous future.
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