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Friday, May 06, 2005

When he's wrong

He's really wrong.
The more democracies on the border of a country, the more peaceful a country will be.
That's from our idiot president.

In the 1930's, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark were all more or less democratic, in terms of having elections and parliaments and so forth. So was their common neighbor, Germany.

Mongolia borders Russia and China, neither renowned for democracy, yet I'm unaware of any wars started by Mongolia in the last century. Jamaica, Barbados, Tahiti, Iceland--they have no countries on their borders at all, democratic or otherwise, yet they manage to make it through one decade after another without feeling the need for pre-emptive strikes.

Does aWol have ANY evidence whatsoever for this claim? Is he suggesting that Mexico and Canada aren't democratic enough, and that's why we keep starting wars?

Really, a person should have at least one percent of a clue before any party considers nominating him for president. That the U.S. is supposedly a democracy (actually many Bush supporters prefer to insist that it's a republic), and aWol is president, is about the worst PR democracy could ever have. (If that's what you get, we'll just hope for better luck from the next coup, thank you!)