Archive for September 23rd, 2007

De-Baathification, de-Mahdification and de-Badrification are all wrong

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

De-Baathification came with the invasion of Iraq with initial moral justification and parallel with Nazi Germany. Whether or not we agree with the motives the initial result was to alienate and stigmatize millions who joined the Baath party for reasons of survival. De-Baathification excluded the political expression of many politically aware voters. Now, as if […]