Monday, November 21, 2005

Number Six

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked 20 countries on 15 indicators of political and civil liberty. Kuwait came in at 6th place, which I guess isn't bad overall.

But come on people... lets shoot for Number One!!!


  1. at least we're the top of the gulf countries :D

  2. Snook .. I don't think that should be a bragging right though :P

  3. palestine?! Iraq ??! yeah right !

    i question the efficiency of this survey .

  4. I second mother courage. Plus, if it wasn't for France and to be exact, Jacques Chirac's efforts, many political prisoners would have still been kept in jail for their political views.

  5. Israel is a full-fledged democracy, like it or not.

    Lebanon is free from Syrian occupation, as the report said. Also, freedom of the press and the ability to create political coalitions has been there long before the rest of the Middle East could spell "democracy."

    Palestine and Iraq are better probably because party politics are permitted, whereas we still do not have قانون الأحزاب.

    As for Morrocco, it is SUBSTANTIALLY more progressive in its political practices, especially in terms of party politics, women in elected positions, and occasional freedom of speech.

    Overall, scoring sixth place is not bad for a constitutional monarchy such as ourselves,
    وإن شاء الله راح نحرز على المرتبة الأولى في المستقبل القريب... خلهم بس يسون قانون أحزاب مثل الأوادم :-)

  6. Dear Zaydoun,

    There is something to be said about the region. The top countries are the ones with the most violence.


  7. Best of the worst, nothing to be proud of really... but provides a quick comeback to uae and saudi citizens who think their country are the shit :P palestine and iraq's governments are run by elected officials, I don't see why people are questioning their placement in the ranking.

    given the rampant ignorance in kuwait, do you think we would even be better off with a full fledged democracy? i mean if parliament is to provide any indication on what it would be like, yikes...

  8. totally agree with misguided, for me kuwait is number 1 compared to these countries...what is useful about freedom of speech if ur gonna be killed or jailed or bombed afterwords!

    7amdilla, aked we are shooting for number 1 ..but not comparing to these hells!

  9. وأنت صاج...
    الف الحمد لله على الأمن والسلام في الكويت

  10. on a side note... Zaydoun, a quarter of a million hits to your blog... quite a milestone!!!

  11. So this is where you ran off to??? Man, has been stagnant. Keep people updated next time you switch website. Good reading your blog in any case. Keep up the good work.

  12. misguided... I tried to do that, but I messed up the settings beyond repair

    hwkw... a milestone indeed, couldn't have done it without all of you!

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