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11:33 am on Friday, January 30, 2009

International Herald Tribune
Under former leader Saddam Hussein, printing presses needed government permission for anything they put out, said Abdul Mahdi al-Aamiri, manager of Basras Alghadeer printing company.

“The huge difference democracy has made to our business – you cant even compare to how we were before,” he said.

This makes me smile.

(via Dean’s World)

2 Comments

Comment by Greg

April 16, 2009 @ 8:40 pm

hey Dave

Good stuff. Made me smile too! One thing the Americans never did seem to understand (and still don’t) is that almost no one in the Arab world wants to have anything to do with democracy. Why try to force it on them when it’s impossible?

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May 3, 2013 @ 3:01 am

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