Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Iraqi Version Of Democracy: Censorship


Internet cafes would have to register under new Iraq laws

New censorship laws being rushed into place in Iraq would prohibit people from visiting Internet sites that the government deems harmful to the public, would require Internet cafes to register and which would regulate content in books.

It just shows that the Bush administration's vision of nation building and spreading democracy across the globe didn't take into account local values and traditions. Nor did it recognize that governments inherently do what's in their own best interests first - and only then will they do what's best for their constituents.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Depressing, isn't it? For starters, Iraq is not a democracy. It's a Shia autocracy with ties to Iran. It's tragic so many people had to die for this.

Martin Di Caro

Anonymous said...

Just one of the bad results to come from pulling out too soon.

James Raymond Reese