Liberals who argue that democracy can’t succeed in a pluralistic, predominantly Muslim country like Iraq ignore the stunningly obvious example of Afghanistan. Parliamentary elections will be held there next month; I like this Reuters photo of a print shop in Kabul that is busily cranking out election posters:
Reuters’ caption reads:
An Afghan worker prints posters of candidates in the country’s upcoming parliamentary elections at a shop in Kabul August 27, 2005. Printers in the Afghan capital are raking in business as candidates in next month’s elections order tens of thousands of posters to paste up across the country.