StreetTalk: (Mis)Fortune Tellers?
Asked at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey
Thursday, January 27, 2005
Q: Civil war? Peace and prosperity? What do you think will come out of the Iraqi elections?
Follow-up: What words come to mind when you hear “Iraq War?”
Wael Makki | Student | Monterey
A: The problem is that some groups are boycotting the elections, making them unbalanced. Iraq is going to have problems.
Oops: Wrong reasons.
Monica Kline | Student | Pacific Grove
A: I’m not sure exactly. Who knows if the elections will even take place.
Without A Doubt: Horrible situation.
Sadok Masliyah | Arabic Teacher | Carmel
A: Things will get worse because there are so many minority groups, like the Sunnis, who want power. It’s far-fetched to think that Iraqis understand democracy the way the West does. Having elections does not mean democracy.
Doesn’t Get It: No understanding.