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Israel model for Iraq June 28, 2007

Posted by Some Muslim in Iraq War, Israel, USA.
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George Bush must be joking when he says he sees Israel as the model for Iraq.

US President George W Bush has appealed for people to give his strategy in Iraq a chance – holding up Israel as a model for defining success there.

He said America would like to see Iraq function as a democracy while dealing with violence – just as Israel does.

“In places like Israel, terrorists have taken innocent human life for years in suicide attacks.


“The difference is that Israel is a functioning democracy and it’s not prevented from carrying out its responsibilities. And that’s a good indicator of success that we’re looking for in Iraq.”


Bush is clearly one of those who believes Israel is a democracy, though many would argue otherwise:

http://www.adckazoo.com/news-228.htm
http://www.greenleft.org.au/2002/494/28193
http://www.counterpunch.org/gordon02032004.html
http://www.antiwar.com/hacohen/h022602.html


What is Democracy?  Google has various definitions for democracy, including the following from Wikipedia:



The term democracy indicates a form of government where all the state’s decisions are exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of its citizenry through a fair elective process. When these factors are met a government can be classified as such.


Doesn’t sound anything like Israel…

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