It's important to remember that we were still at war in Iraq in 2009.
In 2009, there were still soldiers and civilians dying in Iraq.
International Relations Task Force Meeting
Federal Relations Working Group Meeting
States and Nation Policy Summit, Washington, DC
Friday, December 4, 2009
In his presentation on Good Governance Promotion in Iraq, Senator Curt Bramble (UT) explained various reasons why and how the U.S. ought to be instrumental in educating newly elected Iraqi state legislators by training them in principles and good practices of governance, how to draft legislation and work effectively with the executive branch of their governments. He illustrated his points by describing his experiences working with the Baghdad Provincial Council in Iraq.Representative Gene Ward introduced a Resolution Establishing an American Legislative Exchange Council Democracy and Governance Program. Representative Ward added that the five major legislative issues of the Iraqi government should also be addressed, namely unemployment, education, corruption, infrastructure and health care, respectively. He also suggested conducting this training of newly elected legislators partly in the U.S. and thus providing an example of good government practice.
Inside ALEC | Jan/Feb 2010
Resolution Establishing An American Legislative Exchange Council Democracy and Governance ProgramThe number of young democracies has increased dramatically, but these immature governments can easily backslide into authoritarianism without proper support and governance education. Several members of the International Relations Task Force have expertise in this area and pledge to develop good governance programs for local legislatures abroad that ALEC members can run in at-risk countries.
"to develop good governance programs for local legislatures abroad that ALEC members can run in at-risk countries"
Anywhere that ALEC is - IS AT RISK
Once the nastiness of ALEC gets a hold of Iraq
They will think Saddam Hussein was a prince of a man.