Monday, January 10, 2005

Blog round-up

Hammorabi feels that, contrary to the ideas of Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski the USA may achieve a good success in Iraq but have to bear in mind the following points:

  • To be genuine in its agenda about democracy and reconstruction process
  • To accept the choice of the Iraqis and not to impose its choice on them
  • To understand the Iraqi mentality and culture
  • To understand that the Iraqi Shiites are different from the Iranian politicians
[...continues. long, readable post about Arab world in general, history, ...]

Blog Iraq The Model leads us to Ali's blog Free Iraqi, which addresses a crucial question, is Islam compatible with democracy?

Firas Georges at blog Iraq & Iraqis gives an update on day-to-day life for Iraqi citizens: fuel problems, electricity problems, and the streets are [quite literally] a warzone. Only vaguely related to the Iraqi elections, Firas mentions that most business have departed for neighboring countries until after the elections.

Finally, the front page of has a picture of election banners covering Freedom Square in Baghdad.

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