In other words...

We have learned – at a painful price for IraqTimor-Leste – that the building of institutions on the basis of fundamental principles of democracy and rule of law is not a simple process that can be completed within a few short years,” Mr. Annan told the 15-member body.

“Clearly, tremendous work lies ahead, both for the government of IraqTimor-Leste and for the international community,” he added.

With the change of just the name of the country, an entire philosophical and ideological gulf was crossed.

Crossposted@Bastards Inc.

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