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  • Yes, I think it is entirely possible for Iraq to obtain a democracy.

    I think the Iraqi people were under a dictatorship, and they were held back as a people. I think the majority of them, however, are at this time, deep Islamic followers. A democracy should only come if they want it. When the majority of people in Iraq want a democracy, they will make it a democracy, it is not for anyone to decide for them.

    Posted by: RavidbardeI
  • Yes, I agree that democracy is feasible in Iraq, because people know what kind of leader will contribute good to their society.

    Democracy should be an option for Iraq, because the people of Iraq know what kind of leader would be best for their society. Iraq should have the opportunity to experience fair elections, appeals, and negotiations with leaders. By allowing the citizens to establish a government that will work to heal the devastation suffered under brutal regimes, a democratic society for the Iraqis would give them the leverage they need to recover, as a people.

    Posted by: SteepSanto68
  • I believe Democracy is feasible in Iraq, but only if the people will stick with it.

    Iraq is a small enough country that Democracy can be easily used, without causing issues with certain peoples' voices not being heard. That said, it will require the people standing up and doing their part to make it work. Democracy can not work, if the people don't do their part.

    Posted by: KindErik
  • Iraq can have democracy, just as any place can.

    The biggest obstacle to democracy is leadership. If the people truly want the power to change things and are not too intimidated to act upon those desires, then they can produce the desired results. There is no point in trying to convince the people of something they don't want, though.

    Posted by: KevonA
  • Democracy is feasible in Iraq, if all the major political parties can work together.

    There are a variety of religious and political parties in Iraq that hate one another. As long as they refuse to work together, then democracy is impossible. They will continue to try to overthrow the other and gain exclusive power. The parties also need to work for the public, regardless of the public's religious and political affiliation.

    Posted by: TMacias
  • Yes, democracy is feasible in Iraq, because it's feasible elsewhere in the world.

    There are over a hundred countries in the world who sustain a democratic society, including Canada, Mexico, the United States and England, to name a few. With more work, effort and education, I believe that Iraq could sustain a democracy as well.

    Posted by: R4v4g3rPavI
  • No, I do not believe that Iraq will ever be able to have a democratic society.

    Taking into consideration all that Iraqis do and believes in, having a democratic society just does not seem like it would work with them. Women are treated so badly, it really is sad. Without women there would be no more Iraqis born, so I do not understand why the men treat them so poorly.

    Posted by: 5h4rkEmar
  • Democracy is feasible in Iraq.

    Democracy is feasible in Iraq, but only if they want it. It seems that there are some stubbornness that's keeping them from letting go of things to make their country better as a whole. However, I think in this instant gratification world of ours, we are expecting it to change overnight and the Iraqi citizens are expecting that too. If the seeds of democracy can be planted and then the tree can be allowed to grow, democracy will be able to reign. It may not be within this generation but definitely in the next two. Think of the bamboo plant. It spends most of its life underground and you think it's dead. Then, it shoots up in the air, growing 15 to 20 feet tall in one year. Patience is what Iraq needs.

    Posted by: R34llyAla
  • The Iraq government has already shown itself capable of democracy.

    Iraq is already preparing itself to take over the security of their country and will be more than capable of establishing it's own form of democracy. Unlike the U.S. they have a willing group of brave patriots willing to step up and assume the mantle of leadership. When I say unlike the U.S. I mean that when we were a fledgling country we had brave folks willing to risk all. Our founding fathers were more like these folks, willing to risk it all and not jaded comfortable lawyers posing as real folks.

    Posted by: LexieS
  • Democracy is feasible in Iraq, but the people of the country will have to want it.

    Iraq has a chance of being a democracy; however, this will only work if the people of the country are willing to work for it (and actually desire the system of government). While, culturally, Iraq is different from the United States, I think it's reasonable to think that, most people, regardless, of which country or ethnic background they may have, do want a say in there government. I don't see any reason why Iraq might be different. The answer to whether democracy works will depend, on whether the people will bow to extremists, or "stand up" and participate.

    Posted by: WackyDel
  • Iraq needs to be led with an iron fist. The have demonstrated they are not capable of living like civilized humans.

    History has shown the religion cannot rule people. It can only guide them to live with rules of civility. Extreme behavior guided by irrational perceptions of religion will never be able to create a cival society. Left to democratic rule simply opens the door the extremists that have nothing to live for.

  • It is to weak.

    Democracy can only succeed in a stable and prosperous nation. If Iraq will ever become like this, it requires strong and radical leadership that can unite the currently divided people and give them what they need. Democracy failed in Germany after the First World War because it was poor and weak and look what happened. While Hitler was a terrible person, he did make Germany strong and prosperous again. This allowed the success of the next attempt of democracy. Iraq will either have the same fate, or end up destroyed.

  • People in Iraq do not believe in democracy

    If they do not believe in democracy, it will never work because usually majority is more populor, the more you force the more trouble there will be.

  • Looking at the way Iraq is now, democracy is not feasible in Iraq because there would have to be a complete change in the mindset of people living there.

    Iraq is one of those countries that is very resistant to change. This is all brought on by the history of their culture and religion. It is still one of the few countries where women have not adapted to wearing modern day clothing. With that as an example, it is enough to see that if they can not change the way they dress, they will have a hard time changing the way they live their daily life and the way they run their country. Something big would have to happen in order to have democracy.

  • Looking at the way Iraq is now, democracy is not feasible in Iraq because there would have to be a complete change in the mindset of people living there.

    Iraq is one of those countries that is very resistant to change. This is all brought on by the history of their culture and religion. It is still one of the few countries where women have not adapted to wearing modern day clothing. With that as an example, it is enough to see that if they can not change the way they dress, they will have a hard time changing the way they live their daily life and the way they run their country. Something big would have to happen in order to have democracy.

    Posted by: eyeslikethat
  • I disagree that democracy is feasible in Iraq because for democracy to work, the majority of people have to want it.

    These are a relatively primitive people who value their livestock more than their women and children. Democracy isn't something they want and they certainly didn't ask anyone to intervene on their behalf to ensure it. Quality of life is subjective and it's not our (the U.S.) responsibility to force our perception of it on everyone else.

    Posted by: N3vinFace
  • Democracy is not feasible in Iraq right now because there's not a sufficiently supportive civic culture.

    Democracy requires more than changes to a constitution. It requires social attitudes that encourage voting based on policies rather than kinship or religious affiliation, public debate, free discussion of divergent opinions, and monitoring of public institutions to ensure there is no corruption. It's difficult for even countries with a long history of self-government to do these things. Countries that have only recently emerged from dictatorship often have a hard time accomplishing these goals because people are cynical about government or used to being too scared to voice their opinions. Countries with strong tribal cultures have trouble because people will often vote based along those lines. Iraq has both problems, and will probably struggle to maintain democracy.

    Posted by: NoIanP4P3r
  • Iraq has been ruled by kings and swords for hundred of years, so democracy is not feasible in Iraq.

    I totally disagree that Democracy is feasible in Iraq. Democracy means for the people, of the people and by the people. These words are not seen in Iraq. People can't express their opinion, and also people believe in the dictatorship. Moreover, this country has been ruled by rulers, kings, dictators and one sword for hundred of years. So, there is no sign that in this country democracy is feasible. Currently, Iraq has been facing lots of problem and this factor provides a barrier in the process of making Iraq as democratic country.

    Posted by: I0rFashion

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