Can the Iraqi Exiles Remake Iraq?

(The New Republic) Jason Zengerle - An estimated four million Iraqis, disproportionately educated and well-off, now live abroad. While the subject of whether or not Iraq is actually ready for democracy may be a point of contention in the Washington policy world - where a good many people believe that for Iraq to survive as a viable state Saddam must be replaced not with a democratic government but with a less repressive, pro-Western strongman - I did not meet one Iraqi exile who would even entertain the notion that a democratic government should not eventually follow Saddam.

2002-12-27 00:00:00

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