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To: American in Singapore

Hilter was democratically elected as well


42 posted on 05/10/2006 5:33:47 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: expatguy

My beliefs changed a lot once that I read Natan Sharanksy's book "The Case for Democracy".

From that book, just because there's a "free" vote doesn't mean that there is a democracy because the institutions are not in place so that people can be free. Clearly, the institutions in "Palestine" and Iraq did not meet that minimal criteria.

I am sure that Bush knows this because it was one of his favorite books and he invited Sharansky to the White House. I am guessing that he figured that these forced elections before the foundation for democracy existed was better than having nothing.

It's not a perfect world.


48 posted on 05/10/2006 7:29:00 AM PDT by American in Singapore (Bill Clinton: The Human Stain)
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