Originally posted by uberkool
What happens if during the first democratic election in Iraq and it turns out the non radicals win
isn't it worth a try...
if it doesnt work out
Desert Storm - take III ?
True, it could happen. But, given the 60% Shi'ite population and their want of a Islamic state under Sharia law, its a long shot (at least a long shot if it was one man - one vote and no other interference).
Democracy works in this country, imo, because of seperation of Church and State. The majority faction in Iraq want a government which includes Islamic law.
I'm not sure, but I think 3% of Iraqi's are Christian. Tariq Aziz, the Iraqi Forgein Minstry spokesman during the Saddam reign, is Christian.
Throw in some Sunnis and Kurds and a few percentages of Jews and you had the make up of the 40%.
Is the Shi'ites win, 40% of the population will be pissed. Not too much unlike the US (republicans win, democrats pissed...democrats win, republicans pissed). Except in this case, the Shi'ites want a type of government 40% of the population can't stand.
I read yesterday the US wants the Iraq sanctions to be lifted/phased out, but the UN is playing games, saying, no they can't be lifted until the UN inspectors go back to Iraq and give the ok. Which the US doesn't want.
I'm sure the Iraqi population just wants some electricity, running water and some food.