伊拉克人的民主希望

伊拉克日渐升级的暴力事件使该国的前景一片暗淡。宗派冲突似乎也每天都在增多,成百的逊尼和什叶派穆斯林仅仅因为其宗教身份而被武装分子杀害。

但是如果有人认为这种杀戮欲代表了伊拉克人的广泛情绪,那么他就错了。虽然美国和伊拉克的安全官员都还没有寻找到一条驯服武装分子的有效途径,但伊拉克民众正越来越认同一个民主、非宗派的伊拉克政府的愿景。

我在2004年和2006年两度参与了在伊拉克进行的全国性民意调查。两次调查结果的比照表明在过去的两年中,随着宗派暴力的增加,伊拉克人开始越来越多地站在国家而不是宗派的立场上审视自己的命运。

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