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Taking hold

Remember back in 2004 or 2005? I do. Then President Bush telling us that if we help transofrm Iraq into a democratic style of government, that maybe, just maybe, other citizens of Middle Eastern countries would take notice. And if enough of them took notice, maybe, just maybe, enough of those good folks would rise up and attempt to gain some form of Democracy in their countries.

Remember the response to those ideas by the mass media and the so called "educated" folks in our country? Bush in an idiot. Bush has no clue. Those people don't want democracy. Bush is a dreamer. Bush is just doing it for oil. Bush...

Yeah, we know. It is all Bush's fault.

Here we are in 2011 and, my oh my, how things have changed. All of a sudden the idea of democracy is taking off in the middle east. Besides Egypt, people in other countries are starting to get organized and take action. Every day another country gets added to the list. The people there want democracy.

 

 

Comment balloon 8 commentsKevin Robinson • February 15 2011 11:34AM

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You are so right. I don't follow the media and their idealoges cloked as reporters. Iran may be next,

Posted by Joyce Herr, Lancaster County & Beyond (Prudential Lancaster Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Yea and I want democracy for our country as well!

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) about 8 years ago

It appears that Bahrain is the latest country to enter the fray. The problem is, does a current democratic approach lead to more Iran's with the Muslim Brotherhood being prominent.

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) about 8 years ago

When W said it it was NATION BUILDING not DEMOCRACY BUILDING * that is the difference.  Barry needs to support IRAN's citizens' efforts NOW

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) about 8 years ago

Kevin, I'm not sure that the people in these nations want democracy or just plain "change". The're tired of the way things are being run--no political freedom, no jobs, etc.

Posted by Ted Tyrrell, Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria (RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton)) about 8 years ago

Sigh...drawing false conclusions from historic events is quickly becoming a cottage industry for 'the right.'

Posted by Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore (Keller Williams Shore Properties) about 8 years ago

Karl -I bet it is Bush's fault eh?

The next couple of years may be kinda rough for you.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer about 8 years ago

Seriously.  You think that invasion of Iraq and the pseudo-democracy that was imposed by the US is the driving force behind the upheavals in the middle east...really?

Posted by Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore (Keller Williams Shore Properties) about 8 years ago

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