Iraq's best weapon against its enemies is democracy

03/15/2004
Can Iraqis govern themselves? Or are skeptics correct that some people just aren't cut out for democracy?Iraqis seeking democracy scored two triumphs in the first week of March and now face a crucial test.The triumphs served the democratic essentials of rule of law and acceptance of compromise.On Mar. 1, the Iraqi Governing Council approved an interim constitution to accommodate self-governance until elections become practicable, possibly next year.Called the Transitional Administration Law, the document asserts important rights, such as freedom of speech and religion, while deferring decisions on divisive issues like Kurdish autonomy.When signed, the document will provide a legal fra...
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