A commenter named Anonymous (see post below) seems to think the idea of democracy in Iraq is ludicrous.
Maybe it will not happen. I myself am skeptical that democracy can take hold in Iraq. But to hope that it may take hold, to believe that it just might take hold, is not a ridiculous approach to the matter.
I suggest Anonymous visit this web site and the many other Iraqi sites it links to, and then ask himself whether he feels any sympathy with these Iraqis, who certainly hope and pray for democracy. Is he willing to post on the Iraq the Model site that he thinks they're all fools to think they can have democracy? We're talking about the hopes and aspirations of real people here, you know; this is not a parlor game about what dopes George W. Bush and his cohorts are.