Grassroots democracy

CS Monitor reports on a grassroots “democracy” in Umm Qasr. The report is a great example of how the Western perspective is presented in the reports we see coming from Iraq, and the “democracy” it talks of doesn’t sound much like a democracy – sounds more like some community leaders stepping up and taking control.

But… all that aside, it does sound promising that the Iraqi people are able to regain some control. It is also interesting that it is British Troops that have taken steps to “nurture the effort”.