TITLE

"Let Them Eat Democracy"

PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2004, Vol. 130 Issue 11, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents comments of Michael Tomlinson, a Lieutenant of Chaplain Corps of the U.S. Naval Reserve, on an article written by S. Pressfield, concerning democratization of Iraq, previously published in the journal. Pressfield begins disparaging and demeaning out-of-hand the Iraqis' desire for freedom and democracy. Comparing the United States to the Athenian empire is a subterfuge to criticize the ongoing democratization of Iraq. Militant Islam's war against the United States began when former U.S. President Jimmy Carter played midwife to Iran's theocratic despotism that now threatens to go nuclear. Former President Bill Clinton's bungling things in Somalia helped to embolden terrorist Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda in their attacks on the United States.
ACCESSION #
15035513

 

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