Wednesday, December 13, 2006

A Pinochet Good For Iraq?

Kim Du Toit makes a compelling argument that a strong leader like Augusto Pinochet is needed for Iraq.

A very interesting argument.

Read the whole thing.

Pinochet was a despot, although a comparatively enlightened despot, especially when compared to those in Cuba, Zimbabwe, the former Soviet Union, North Korea, China (any for the last sixty years), etc.

Two things that differentiated him from despots in the countries mentioned:
1) He stepped down voluntarily after a referendum
2) He left his nation with a functioning economy

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