EXPORTING DEMOCRACY: ACT 4 Scene 1
I don't know whether Negroponte and Allawi are bent on cancelling the elections altogether after the US election, or merely exempting carefully selected areas and candidates from the democratic process. I don't even know if they know yet. But I am convinced that this paragraph constitutes proof that 'succinct' and 'nuanced' are not natural enemies
: "Neither the resistance groups cheered on by many on the American left nor the governing parties championed by the American right seem to reflect the views and aspirations of most Iraqi people, who seem to be hoping for the rise of groups independent of both Saddam's reign and the increasingly dictatorial Allawi government. Possibilities include moderate Shiite groups and secular leftist ones, through whose leadership most Iraqis hope to find a way to empower themselves for the first time in their history."
The whole article is succinct and nuanced, but I thought this paragraph worth lifting as it'll give blogorrhoeaics something useful with which to compare and/or contrast post-January Iraq.
I'm expecting 'contrast', natch.