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Democracy For The Sake Of Democracy

Democracy, while the best system of government, is not the cure all as detailed in this column in the Post. The entire Bush administration foreign policy was spun (I say spun because they only discovered democracy promotion when it turned out there were no WMDs in Iraq, remember Bush's ridiculous second inaugural address?) around the sprinkling of magical democracy dust all over the world, and it doesn't do any good to have an election when the underlying society is just this side of anarchy (ie, Iraq, Palestine, etc.)