Sunday, October 16, 2005

Question Of The Week, 10/16/05

Good morning. I got the idea for this weeks question after reading President Bush's October 15, 2005 radio address to the nation. In the address Bush talks about Al Qaeda's number two man,Zarqawi comparing Iraq to Vietnam. Zarqawi says the United States ran out on it's agents in Vietnam and can be made to run again. Bush says, "They are gravely mistaken". So, this week's Question Of The Week is. After all is said and done, after all the foreign troops have left Iraq, will it be a free country or will it once again be a dictatorship? I will post my answer in the comment section Monday night.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic

7 Comments:

Anonymous Jake Porter said...

This is a very tough question to answer but I think it will remain probably somewhere in between. Where they have rights but the government is still over the people and not the people over the government.

History is where I usually get my answers from but I can't think of a historic example that fits in with this war.

3:05 AM  
Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

I agree that we shouldn't run but I also believe there is a point at which the cost is to high. We haven't gotten near it yet and I believe we can train the Iraqis to prtect themselves before we cross that threshold.

8:34 AM  
Anonymous scriptor said...

I think that right after we leave the Iraqi people will probably still remember what it was like to have a dictator and stay tight on guard against it. However, that won't help stop say the formation of an oligarchy or even one-party Communism.

However, I expect that at least for some time after we completely pull out they will have a reasonable form of a democracy. The rest depends on its people.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

David: About the food at that dinner. I had chicken parmesan (I think it was), steamed carrots and assorted vegetables. Desert was some sort of orange tart or something like that. It was good. CHEERS!

2:20 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

ddProbably some form of self-government, but I doubt that we'll find a parallel example from history. What's happening in Iraq right now is truly unique. Zarkawi is worried that his own power is slipping away, and he'll say anything to encourage the withdrawal of coalition forces.

Iraq will be freer that it was before, but the economic realities will be ripe for a dictatorship unless the ecnomy improves. Those oil reserves are critical for the country's economic success and future freedoms.

One final point: Islam doesn't lend itself easily to a democratic form of government

7:30 PM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

I think Iraq will be a free country after we leave. I'm afraid that won't be any time real soon. The violence will slowly die out while the Iraqi military and police department are getting the training they need. I hope the Iraqi people never forget what it was like to be ruled by a dictator. I think if they remember that it would be hard for another one to gain power.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

11:17 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I hope the Iraqi people never forget what it was like to be ruled by a dictator.
Too often, memories are short.

3:31 AM  

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