Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hillary Clinton: Middle East Reform '(Democracy? Or) Just A Mirage In The Desert'



"Will the people and leaders of the Middle East and North Africa pursue a new, more inclusive approach to solving the region's persistent political, economic and social challenges ?Will they consolidate the progress of recent weeks and address long-denied aspirations for dignity and opportunity? Or, …in one year or five years or 10, will we have seen the prospects for reform fade and remember this moment as just a mirage in the desert?"

Looks more like a mirage. Changes at the top will make no difference. For a democratic society a new institutional structure needs to evolve in order to realize the dream of democracy.

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