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Submitted by American (United States), Aug 10, 2003 at 21:58

The people of turkey has spoken loudly and expressed through free elections what they wanted. opposition to corruption and economic collapse lay behind the the turkish vote. Indeed, it is the foundation for almost every Islamist opposition vote in the Middle East, the desire to destroy the cancer which infects almost every pro-American regime in the region. In Turkey Secularism really means "Kemalism", a form of nationalist modernisation which would prefer to treat Islam as a kind of folk culture in Turkish society rather than part of the religious fabric of the country.

But now that Turkey has produced another "wrong" result , this is another reason why the US, despite their public demand for democracy in the Middle East, will secretly hope that the contagion of democracy doesn't spread any further in the region.

Hypocrisy is the whole mark of the current US government.
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