Thursday, September 18, 2003

RiverSbend wrote:
Our local governments are taking shape

With the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, coalition forces are helping to instill democracy in the city of Baghdad. City, district and neighborhood councils have been established to pave the way toward democracy and self governance. Meetings are held weekly by the different levels of city government to discuss issues.

It's been working very well. It's a voice of the citizens to the councils.


"We are not used to dealing with freedoms like Americans,” said Al-Adamy. “Your (coalition) achievement has been very good in Iraq."
- posted by river @ 10:09 AM

[Brian’s Comment – Another very slightly adapted version of someone else’s article. This time from ARNews – Army News Service, Councils pave road to Baghdad democracy By Cpl. Todd Pruden
Note the following quote from this article
“It’s been working very well,” said Capt. Robert Brewer, civil military officer, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery, 1st Armored Division, about the councils’ efforts in working with coalition forces to rebuild the area. “It’s a voice of the citizens to the military.”]