Sound Familiar? Iraqi Minorities Seek Secured Right to Vote
In what I believe can be considered a giant step forward for Iraq, a small group of Muslim and Christian Iraqi's is seeking the reinstatement of a previously dropped voting law that would ensure that minorities are given the right to vote.
This really highlights two important changes: 1) People feel responsible for their country, enough so to secure the right to vote; and 2) People feel comfortable enough in their new freedoms to assert that right in a public forum through protest.
Now, those of you that know me know that I am against the war in general, but, accepting the reality that we are in it, now want to see success. I highly recommend picking up Thomas P.M. Barnett's books on the topic, starting with The Pentagon's New Map. It provides several insights on how it could have been done right. Suffice it to say that this assertion of rights by the people is a major indicator of the future, even if we are still mired in conflict at present.
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