Continue reading here … the education continues. We need to understand other cultures and other customs. American is not the only way!!
This blog depicts my personal analysis of the situation with ISIS, Iraq and how we have been a part of creating this chaos. It is my contention that when we became occupiers of Iraq in 2003, we did not have a deep enough understanding of this country and its peoples, its centuries’ old history, traditions and culture to be successful in helping them to become a stable, self governing body.
In 2003, after our successful military action, we made the major error of becoming occupiers of a country whose values are so different from the west, that we set ourselves up for failure from the outset. Our version of democracy is not compatible with a country like Iraq. For example, a 2013 survey based on interviews of 38,000 Muslims, randomly selected from urban and rural parts in 39 countries using area probability designs, by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reported…
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