Not a bad idea from the new Iragi President. Or is it ?

Iraq’s Allawi Extends Arms-For-Cash Plan: “BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi announced plans Monday to extend a cash-for-weapons program for Shiite fighters in Baghdad’s Sadr City to cities nationwide in an attempt to disarm the country. U.S. forces also reported fresh attacks against alleged terrorist strongholds in Fallujah.” More…

The first step to democracy is to disarm the population. Hmm… wonder how succesful this will be. Only the bad guys will have guns. Sound familiar ? Maybe they can tell us how well it works there before we try it here !