Amir Taheri, a Muslim analyst I read religiously, points out that by defeating Saddam in Iraq and the Taliban in Afghanistan, we revealed the
bankruptcy the two dominate political directions in the Muslim world. Iraq was
the endpoint of long-term trend toward leftist national socialism.
Afghanistan's Taliban showed what happens under the newer movement toward
Islamic fundamentalism. With both directions debunked, Muslims all over the
world are taking a new look at democracy.
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