GWB Revolution for Freedom and Democracy in Arab world: Iraq is the Model!
The world witnessed a lot of major changes since late 1980s yet the Arab world remained sleepy and controlled by worn-out dictators. We wrote before about how this oppressions affecting the Arab world and resulted in hate towards the West especially the USA. In one word the ordinary Arab citizen thinks that his government is appointed by the USA to oppress him or her. So, if any negative thing happens in his life he blames the USA which appointed and supported his leaders to oppress, hijack his/her freedom and kill him. On the other side both the governments and the oppositions directly or indirectly blame the USA which makes the hate a growing vicious cycle born with the individual!
We think, at least until now, that George W Bush diagnosed rightly this illness especially after the events of 11 Sep 2001. GWB seems determined to treat the cause of the illness which is by switching off the conspiracy theory direct towards hating the USA and the west. Real democracy and freedom is the medicine or the mechanic which will fix the anomaly and change the direction towards peace and trust. Every one know that have the 11 Sep 2001 events carried out by simple airplanes but not every one knows what will happen if these airplanes carry out dirty weapons inside them! This is what we would like to prevent for every country and not only for the USA.
The beginning of treatment was very wise to start with the most dangerous and tyrant regime of Saddam. It was successful and the way the Iraqis challenged the terrorists and went for the election in the most civilized way in spite the efforts to damage it turned the table on those who bet for the failure. Iraq is leading in the way for democracy in Middle East now. With Saddam regime every one was forced to say No for the USA and have to express his hate in front of his children and students and colleagues and so on. Now there is freedom of talk and not necessarily every one should support or disagree with others but at least no much conspiracy and there may be disagreement but not hate but terrorists who hate every one.
About democracy and freedom desperately required changes the Arab governments tried to polish it but now they can't. Now they fear that if the progress in Iraq is real and the construction is going to make rapid progress so soon, their people will say enough is enough. We saw this word last week we the Egyptians protested agnist the old regime and carried banners saying (Kifayiah) which means enough is enough!
Dr Condoleezza Rice cancelled her visit to Egypt few days ago. Today President Mubarak announced that they will change the item number 76 to allow free election and nomination for presidency! This is good but very slow and not so enough however changes are much more obvious and people are less fearful than before. What happened in East Europe is looming in the Arab worlds and polishing is now too late. The notion of dictator for life or leader or King or family for life is an old sickness which should finish now.
Changes in the Arab world are not important for the region but for the world and the future. It is very abnormal to have dictators based on the era of the cold war in one region of the world. This will make the region concerned moving in a different direction from the rest of the world which will make the ship clumsy. The clumsiness will affect every one in the ship of the Earth and not only that part which is abnormal!