Friday, January 27, 2006

A Flaw of Democracy

This is what happens when the majority want things that aren't kosher to the rest of the world.

How do you attack it when it's the direct result of democracy, the very thing you seem to be espusing throughout the world?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Evil is evil, whether it rose to power by overthrow or by vote. It doesn't matter how they got there, you don't back down from terrorists just because there were enough of them in one location to vote themselves into power.

Keep in mind that Hamas may have been voted in not so much as an endorsement of what they stood for as much as a protest against Fatah. There are a lot of angry, jobless, homeless Palestinians who blame Fatah for not solving problems, and they wanted something - anything - different.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Carlos P said...

The point here being that they got voted in so now you have to deal with them as a political entity, regardless of what they've done.

Otherwise, the Middle East will ask, "What kind of democracy is this?"
They will say that the only true democracy is one that has the backing of the US, which will only piss them off more.

It's a tough spot for the US to be in.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I actually saw something on PBS where a columnist was saying this is the FIFTH "terrorist" government that has won an election in the Middle East in the past few months/years. You can argue that the Palestinians were pissed off at Fateh, but maybe the entire region is just pissed off at America?


8:30 AM  

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