The Future of Government in the Muslim World

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. Read the whole thing.