Agree with the rest of Bush's agenda or not, it's really hard to find fault with the concept of spreading "American-style democracy" around the world.
Now, with leftist victories across South America (Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and of course, Venezuela), the collapse of the US-backed party in Iraq, and the apparently astonishing landslide victory of Hamas in the Palestinian parliamentary elections, it'll be interesting to see if we're really going to honor elections that don't agree with our national interests.
Today's headlines is that we will "refuse" to deal with Hamas because of their anti-Israel stance. Frankly, I'm not sure what I'd do if I was Secretary of State, but I can't wait to see how quickly Bush is going to back away from "democracy" now that it's clear the average person on the street in poor nations won't support the status quo.
Couldnae hae said it butter meself...
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