Friday, February 25, 2011

The Middle East Protests

There was a Day of Rage in Iraq. Iraq has a democracy now, flawed perhaps, but a democracy. So perhaps these protests aren't simply about pro-democracy snetiments. From an AP article:

The protests, billed as a "Day of Rage, were fueled by anger over corruption, chronic unemployment and shoddy public services from the Shiite-dominated government.
Those reasons sound more fundamental, and more universal, than a yearning for "one hominid, one vote."

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