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Thread #77734   Message #1391352
Posted By: Little Hawk
28-Jan-05 - 11:42 AM
Thread Name: BS: Good News in Iraq
Subject: RE: BS: Good News in Iraq
Yes...yes...it's VERY cold here, Larry K! :-) Terrible frostbite possibilities.

Germany had democratic elections BEFORE WWII also, and Hitler did better in them than any other candidate at the time. Democracy is not always the way you would like it to be, Larry, but I can assure you that those German elections in the early 30's were far realer as an exercise in democracy than this Iraqi one is going to be. They were not held at the point of a gun. They just eventually led TO the point of a gun, rather like Bush's election in the USA is doing, step by step.

I entirely agree with you that it is wrong for a Sunni minority to rule over a Shi'ite majority.