Thursday, September 13, 2007

the war on democracy

John Pilger has a new film out which you can view on youtube and elsewhere. It is a disturbing documentary showing that the only world superpower, contrary to what we constantly hear, is not interested in democracy in the slightest.

This was a clearly emphasised by the Former US Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton in a recent BBC interview on Today. Talking of Pakistan, he clearly stated that US foreign policy put stability of the current dictatorship in that country over democracy - on the basis that the US needs to know the person with his finger on the nuclear button.

Lest anyone didn't know, the policies of democracy advocated by Washington are elastic and debatable. What really matters is security, so if that involves bumping off a few Latin American leaders (democratically elected) or supporting military dictatorships then hey, live with it people.

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