Friday, November 24, 2006

Can George Bush be the "Father of democracy" in Iraq?

A question arose on Free Republic today about George Bush and how he would be viewed in the future. It was suggested that he would be viewed not just as a liberator but as the father of democracy in Iraq.

I don't think you can have a foreign father of democracy. Lafyette was critical to the American revolution and Marshal was critical to democracy in Germany but in the end it is the people in the country who decide whether what unites them is greater than what divides and the "father of democracy" or the new dictator arises from the people.

I hope for the best and totally oppose cut and run but it does not look good for Iraq.

The Shiite/ Sunni split is enormous - imagine if the Christian Church had an eternal battle between the decedents of Jesus and the followers of Jesus' chosen apostle. Could an outsider "fix" that problem?"

The other problem is George Washington's are so damn rare.

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