Thursday, July 08, 2004

There is a difference

Here's another article from gulfnews.com that says that America's promotion of democracy in the Middle East can spur homegrown reforms. Well yeah, thats the idea. The last paragraph is the best:
"In their final communique, the 30 writers and intellectuals said initiatives such as the US-backed plan "can be bases for a partnership." They suggested a regional forum to promote reforms, an idea some Arab government have dismissed, and "a dialogue between Arab governments, civil society and the international community."

I like how they mention Arab governments and civil society as two separate things.

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