Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Iraq - Part 2 - Building the Democratic Iraqi Police State

I'm all in favor of the Iraqi people ramping up their own security, but it does appear that we are at risk of creating a new police state. Nominally a democracy, Iraq appears poised to become the Democratic Iraqi Police State.

Yes, Saddam Hussein was a brutal dictator, but simply replacing a dictatorship with a democracy without doing a credible job or eliminating tendencies towards harsh, authoritarian police practices is not a laudable path to pursue.

Unfortunately, the U.S. with its secret prisions and torture-lite and other authoritarian leanings is failing to be an acceptable role model.

-- Jack Krupansky


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