The Dumbing Down of Democracy

On July 10, 2009, in Business, by lor3nzo

They Have A Plan....

Does the fact that the Bushies pushed democracy mean it would be bad form to support even our own political system?

The pivotal foreign policy event so far in the Obama presidency was not this week’s summit with Russia. It was instead that rarest of all events: Barack Obama’s silence.

When the people of Iran filled the streets of their country demanding a fair election, the U.S. clutched for a week. Uncertain of whether U.S. interests lay with the nuke-building ayatollahs or the democracy-seeking population, the Obama team essentially mumbled sweet nothings through the first days of the most extraordinary world event in this young presidency’s term. That moment of hesitation, when a genuine and strategically useful democratic moment needed support, could prove costly.

When the Group of Eight nations tried to shape a response to the Iranian government’s repression, Russia knew what to say about Iran. (Read more at: Wall Street Journal)

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{Photography by Coyote2012}

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