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Middle East Democratic Mirage36:17
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photoThe White House this week gave the world a first glimpse of its plan to democratize post-war Iraq.

Eighteen months of occupation to take Iraq from dictatorship to fledgling democracy. Critics warn the plan is a dangerous fantasy, and that "democratizing" the Middle East is foolhardy, if not impossible.

Guests:

Marina Ottoway, senior associate and co-director at the Democracy and Rule of Law Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Joshua Muravchik, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute

David Sanger, Washington correspondent, New York Times

This program aired on January 8, 2003.

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