Wednesday, November 19, 2003

It's the constitution, stupid,a> says Iraq Today:
Few if any Iraqis greeted American tanks with open arms, but many relished the arrival of real American values into the country. Those values are not the clich├ęs of westernization-jeans, McDonald's and Starbucks-but the set of inalienable rights the West takes for granted: representative government, the right to due process, the promise of transparency in government, and the chance for redress.

But some eight months since the fall of the former regime, it is the violation of those basic American values that has turned off Iraqis once willing to give the Coalition a chance and given the resistance a leg up.


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