Tuesday 25 July 2017

Robert Fisk: A nation walks through fire again for 'democracy'

Robert Fisk

IN 2005 the Iraqis walked in their tens of thousands through the thunder of suicide bombers, and voted in the Shias on the instructions of their clerics, the Sunnis sulking in a boycott to prove Iraq was a "democracy".

There followed the most blood-boltered period in Iraq's modern history.

Yesterday, the Iraqis walked in their tens of thousands through the thunder of mortar fire, with at least 38 victims, to prove that Iraq was a "democracy".

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