Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Democracy Is More Than Free Elections

It should be noted that democracy is more than just free elections. It means respect for individual rights, freedoms of expression and tolerance.
Hamas and Hezballah may be winning elections, but they don’t really believe in democratic values.
For someone who wants to promote democracy, Bush has little follow though. Where were the millions in aid to support the fledgling democracy in Lebanon? And where were was the necessary military support after the invasion of Iraq to prevent a civil war? You can’t build a democracy "on the cheap".
Bush’s happy talk about "freedom on the march" has never been more hollow.


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