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Published on March 10th, 2010 | by Eli Clifton


Thomas Friedman’s Deep Thought of the Week

“This war has been extraordinarily painful and costly.  But democracy was never going to have a virgin birth in a place like Iraq, which has never known any such thing.”

-Thomas Friedman, It’s Up to Iraqis Now.  Good Luck.

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  1. avatar matty says:

    My deep thought of the week: But if the Garden of Eden was located somewhere in present-day Iraq and we call creating Adam out of mud or whatever a virgin birth, Iraq has seen such a thing. Of course, if the “which” is referring to democracy, this theory won’t work – that’s really the only possible problem I can see with this theory.

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Eli Clifton reports on money in politics and US foreign policy. Eli previously reported for the American Independent News Network, ThinkProgress, and Inter Press Service.

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