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Monday, December 06, 2004

Democracy is only for countries we don't like

Brian Cloughley writes in Counterpunch about the Bushies very selective interest in democracy--a requirement for Iraq, Syria and Iran, but not even a consideration for Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, the UAE, and others:
You know that the Bush democracy campaign is a cynical swindle, and that all that Bush and his military-industrial empire care for is domination. And you are aware that if a country's undemocratic ruler is happy to provide the US with oil and buy F-16s and host enormous military bases, it doesn't matter a tinker's curse if women have no rights and if there isn't a hope of one person one vote.

"It's time for Iraqi citizens to go to the polls," Bush pronounced in the Oval Office on December 2.

If you addressed your demand about elections to the citizens of your autocratic friends in the Gulf, little Bush, then we might believe you have a commitment to world democracy. But you are just indulging yourself in a pathetic charade.