Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Advertising Democracy? 

It is reported today that the Coalition Authority in Iraq will be spending millions of dollars on an advertising campaign to promote democracy. According to the article:

The United States-led occupation in Iraq has enlisted a British public relations firm to help promote the establishment of democracy in the country.

Certainly a noble sentiment but couldn't they just let Iraqi's speak freely and hold elections?

The spokesperson for the advertising agency hired to carry out this campaign later said:

"We're trying to keep people informed about the process and persuade them to participate in it," Lord Bell said in a telephone interview.

Well if they want to do that shouldn't they just let people vote in elections, instead of canceling elections all the time?


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