The newspaper went on to say that because of this, it is almost seen as the cry in the New World Information Order that the Internet will be "'the end of civilizations, cultures, interests and ethics.'"(Harden p. I1) This is because everyone will be infiltrated with America's culture.
Yet, some Iraqis see this cry of fear by the government as unfounded and the Internet as essential in keeping in step with the world. An intellectual in Iraq, Abu Adel, wrote a letter to the editor saying:
How can we expect our companies to expand economically and compete regionally and internationally without access to the vital flow of information on the Internet? How can our universities possibly contribute to the information highway as a means of serving our political, economic, social and intellectual interests without access to the Internet?(Adel, web)
These logical points will go ignored by authoritarian countries until the cry is too loud or the country sees the need to compete internationally with those countries that do have access to the Internet.