The newest member of the international democratic leaders club, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, recently had some words of encouragement and advice for the Iraqi people on their hard road to a better future: “They must go to polls. They must take this opportunity, elect their people to parliament, and have a government of their own, and have peace… The major lesson in Afghanistan was that the Afghan people wanted change, from the tyranny of terrorism. The Iraqi people also will gain nothing if they allow these people to come from outside and destroy their lives.”
The latest poll of 5,000 people taken in and around Baghdad, suggests that an overwhelming majority is prepared to make a clean break with the past and pursue democracy – now.
There is more at Chrenkoff who has his latest “Good News From Iraq”column posted.