John Simkin Posted May 20, 2005 Author Share Posted May 20, 2005 All the world over, people got to be free. This phrase is meaningless. I don’t think it is a good idea to base your political philosophy on the words of a pop song. Did the allied forces encourage the participation of all factions and religious groups in the election; and did the allied forces encourage groups that had been fighting each other for years to form a coalition government (granted it remains to be seen whether it wll work); did the allied forces encourage and do their best to maintain a fair election? As you probably know, the vast majority of people in Iraq voted for candidates who are demanding the immediate withdrawal of US troops. However, the Iraqi government do not have the freedom to do that. It is not a democracy when the government can only take decisions that are approved by the occupation forces. You still have not explained why Bush is so selective about the countries he decides to invade and introduce “democracy”. Why does he pour financial aid into Uzbekistan rather than remove a dictator who tortures and kills his political opponents? You might want to fool yourself that Bush is on some moral crusade to introduce democracy but no one outside of America believes it (although a few corrupt political leaders in Europe are willing to pretend that they do). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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