Can Iraq make it through the bottleneck? – Al-Tahrir News Network


It is a known fact that sound management of institutions depends mainly on efficiency and professional qualifications. But this is not the case with societies governed by coup governments that impose specific people on their countries. That is why one of the fundamental cornerstones of a fair and democratic society is to choose the right persons who can assume the responsibilities of their countries. In order to gain this democratic advantage, countries need wise leadership that can guide them out of harm’s way.

Undoubtedly, political confusion and conflicts are totally against the welfare of any society. Still, we see some former regimes used this fact as a lame excuse to achieve a rule based on complete domination during their political course, and what added fuel to the fire is that minorities adopted the same way of thinking to gain permanent control over their countries.

Militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant celebrate after announcing the “caliphate” (photo: veooz)

Before historically analysing this method of forcing matters upon others, one should say that experiments have proved that this method is bound to fail and decline. The other side of the coin is that the pluralistic system is widely thought of as civilised and highly successful. Minority domination is an experience that was behind civil wars and class differences in our societies. For this reason, removing the ethnic aspects from societies’ daily life is a key requirement for peaceful coexistence between peoples.

The pursuit of morals will not necessarily lead to finding the absolute and objective principles. Hence, leaders face great difficulty in convincing people of a certain moral rule. As a consequence, they depend on the general principle of “public benefit” to meet the needs of large segments of the society. However, self-denial and people’s belief in their leaders’ aims are essential factors to establish this principle.

Conflicts and the greed of Iraq’s neighbouring countries for Iraq’s riches posed a big challenge to its progress. Moreover, interference in Iraq’s affairs by stirring sectarianism and provoking conflicts between different segments of society aims at destroying the Iraqi people and threatening citizens’ lives. Overcoming this problem needs the Iraqis’ concerted efforts to reunite and to be extremely cautious of outside interferences and greed.