Democratic Elections with Anti-Western Results

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With 11 million Iraqis eligible to vote in today-s election, Iraqi officials claim the results will demonstrate unified support for the regime of Saddam Hussein. Though President Bush has praised Iraq-s potential to become a model Democracy for the rest of the Arab world, it-s unlikely the results will be those that America wants. In Pakistan, newly elected parties want the US to go home so they can create an Islamic state. In the Balkans, Serb, Croat and Muslim voters have rejected pluralism in favor of ethnic disengagement. We consider whether America-s hope of spreading Democracy is a -grand vision- or a -dangerous fantasy, and look at election results in Pakistan and the Balkans, with members of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Council on Foreign Relations, former ambassador Peter Galbraith, a key player in forging the agreements that brought an end to hostilities in the former Yugoslavia.
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Election in Iraq

Election in Pakistan



Warren Olney