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Old 10-12-2006, 11:42 AM   #2
Dagobahn Eagle
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1. Democracy is not a natural thing in the Middle East. It's not a traditional form of government there.
So? Once it wasn't a traditional form in England either, and they're a democracy now.

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2. History. It failed with the British. Why should it work with us?
Previous failure does not guarantee repeated failure.

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3. Civil war. An unavoidable event.
There are those who say civil war is already happening.

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The Kurds, having their own language, culture and history want a country of their own. And obviously with good reason.
Kudos.

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But then there's how Turkey isn't wild about the idea of Kurdish state...
Tough luck for them. And, may I add, it's not much of their business what the Kurds in Iraq do, except maybe fear of a "slippery slope" effect. "The Kurds in Iraq aren't oppressed anymore, teh o' noez, maybe we'll have to stop oppressing the Kurds in Turkey, too!".

I say stay in there.

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