Installing Democracy by Force of Arms

Good news just out from Afghanistan. 87% of the people think it was good to oust the Taliban vs 9% who think it was a bad thing. With numbers like that, Afghanistan is in the bag. :-) The new parliament is due to sit on the 19th December, 2005. So much for the theory that democracy can't be installed by force of arms. :-)

The numbers in Iraq aren't so good with 48% saying it was right to invade vs 39% who don't. But regardless, when the Iraqis go to the polls in less than a week, we're going to see the second example of a country having democracy installed by force of arms.

That leaves something like 40 countries who need "encouragement" to democratize.

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