June 18th, 2014
10:55 PM ET

Are some countries better off with dictators than democracy?

Editor's Note: This report contains images that some people may find disturbing.

Iraq is dealing with a crisis that threatens to tear the country apart. As dictators across the Middle East fall, many of those nations are now descending into chaos. This is raising the uncomfortable question: are dictators needed to keep a tight lid on disorder? Randi Kaye takes a closer look.

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Filed under: Anderson live in Baghdad • Iraq • ISIS • Randi Kaye
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  1. bigspencer14

    Too bad the geniuses in Washington didn't think through this when selecting a wealthy and corrupt puppet it knew for Iraq....

    July 9, 2014 at 6:07 am |
  2. turtugaz

    Look at China and Singapore today,

    June 20, 2014 at 9:41 am |
  3. catarget

    The real Name of this War on Terror, Poverty, Injustice, Unrest, Drugs, Addiction and Crime is called CORRUPTION.

    Plain and Simple.

    Name it. Shame it. Stop it.

    June 19, 2014 at 8:48 pm |
  4. areasontocarryon

    Dictatorship is not always bad; It happens all the time in families when children are not able to make their own decision, and unbreakable laws are implemented with severe consequences if broken. Once the children mature, the rules are relaxed – this is what should be happening in nations – we say democracy but its not democracy, its a camouflage of nepotism, corruption, broken systems and so on-democracy is for the mature – I think. Poverty and its twin insecurity are huge inhibitors of democracy, and in such situations, forced behavior may be necessary to promote sanity.

    June 19, 2014 at 12:18 pm |

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