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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