The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

by
Abby Zimet

Ahead of upcoming elections in Iraq, the secularist political party Ahrar has launched an English-language website
complete with Twitter, Flickr, Facebook (774 fans) and Obama-esque slogans of "We Are All Iraqis" and "Hope for the Future." Is this
progress, or is this cultural imperialism on top of pre-emptive war?

"On March 7 the Iraqi people face a choice: They can vote for more
of the same - outsiders, corrupters, and more violence in the streets.
Or they can vote for change - bringing security and jobs for our young
people. A vote for Ahrar is a vote for change." - party leader Ayad Jamal Aldin

A free and independent press is essential to the health of a functioning democracy

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