Final W

In the Washington Post editorial by William Raspberry entitled " Democracy, Not Off-the-Shelf" (Dec. 8, 2003), why does Raspberry feel that the United States should be cautious in providing the option of democracy for other countries? Do you think most informed Americans would agree with Raspberry's notion that the goal of democracy in Baghdad is not absolutely necessary? Provide examples from any of your reading, your conversations with other Americans or your experience to support your evaluation of the author's assertion.

"Presidents Remade By War" by Thomas Friedman in The New York Times (Dec. 7, 2003)

"The Nitty-Gritty of Democracy" by Fred Hiatt in The Washington Post (Dec. 1, 2003)