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Exporting Democracy


In a new CBS News/New York Times poll on the situation in Iraq, 37 percent of adults said the United States has a responsibility to make sure Iraq is a stable democracy, but 57 percent said the country does not. Half of Republicans and 61 percent of Democrats said Iraq’s stability was not our responsibility. Although Americans agree that the world would be safer with more democracies, they aren’t sure we know enough to produce stable ones.