Rebuilding Iraq: Prospects for Freedom and Prosperity
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The Bush administration’s plan for the reconstruction of post‐Saddam Iraq includes the laudable goals of a democratic political system and a vibrant free‐market economy. The new Iraqi democracy, it is argued, will serve as a model throughout the Islamic world. Moreover, the administration sees the free market as a vehicle for millions of Iraqis to escape poverty and unemployment. The panelists will discuss the priorities of Iraqi reconstruction and whether the administration’s goals are realistic.