Baseball Crank
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February 9, 2005
WAR: Baby Steps

The Saudi elections go forward. I would hardly characterize this as real progress, but the symbolic progress of having elections isn't nothing. Still, on the whole, I continue to regard Saudi Arabia as one of the weaker prospects for democratization in the Arab world (the worst may be Egypt, with its massive and mostly illiterate population and no economy to speak of).

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:20 PM | War 2005 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

The Saudi elections are important regardless of result or lack of participation. The Saudi's are going to learn about the old adage "Give some people an inch and they'll want a mile." The people won't be satisfied with a little democracy.

Posted by: LargeBill at February 9, 2005 10:20 PM
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