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Submitted by Donald W. Bales (United States), Jan 17, 2008 at 09:29

When elections result in establishment of even more hostile regimes, it doesn't seem that it, democracy, is the answer to the problem. It actually was never "democracy" that was advocated-it was representative government, but words seem to mean what speakers and writers want them to mean, like the Queen in Alice in Wonderland. "It means what I want it to mean."

It may be that the Arabs have not had time enough to come to the same sort of representative government that the West has had so long a time coming to.

It is ironic that had Pakistan had an elected government the U.S. would not have been able to attack the Taleban in Afghanistan and that now should an elected government take over there that the chances of getting Osama bin Laden will be even worse than they are right now.

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