Thursday, January 27, 2005

opinions around the world

Tony Blankley: Iraqi ballots and bombs. It's a little odd that the most vehement support for President Bush's proposition that democracy is the best cure for terrorism came from the curling lips of Mr. Abu Musab Zarqawi. [...] Of course, one election does not constitute a functioning democracy. After the best that the Iraqi people can do this Sunday, years of hard, careful work is ahead of them. (Henry Kissinger and George Shultz published a must-read article in yesterday's Washington Post that shrewdly lays out the risks and challenges that must be surmounted before a functioning, decent government can form.) (Washington Times)

Fouad Ajami: A New Iraq. Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds all have a stake in liberty. (Wall Street Journal)

Blogger Ali of Free Iraqi blog: Sistani's blessings.

Editorial: Iraq elections face many challenges; we all have a huge stake. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Kareem Kamel: Delusions of Democracy: The Iraqi Elections (Islam Online)

Antonia Juhasz: Of oil and elections (AlterNet)

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