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President Bush's Demokratische Abenteuer Im Wunderland

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Submitted by orange yonason (United States), Jan 26, 2006 at 03:27


This straightforward piece: is a small addition to Dr. Pipes' effective debunking of his simplistic faith in the power of the democracy-god.

"The myth that Hitler slipped into power by way of an illegal backroom deal which bypassed the constitution is more comforting than considering that maybe laws and democratic constitutions are not foolproof safeguards against the emergence of tyrants. If a constitutionally valid plurality want tyranny, they'll get it."

I.e., just because they had an election, doesn't mean you can trust them.

Though Mr. Bush is correct that candidates who help their constituants are more likely to win, he is not correct in his assumption that it therefor follows that their "concern" for their fellows isn't a means to some nefarious end, as is the case with Hamas. They even say as much themselves. And,...
"When Someone Tells You He Wants to Kill You - Take Him Seriously"
Though the article is referring to Ahmadinejad, it could easily have been written about Hamas, with only minor changes.

On the other hand, could he be right? After all, don't we have many reems of paper like this,...
...signed by Arabs pledging to honor all the pledges mades since the last ones they never kept?

And don't we owe it to our children...
...to stick out our necks for even the flimsiest chance of peace?

...with "honorable" people like these?

No, not really.

Just why Mr. Bush, who appears to be an otherwise sane and outstanding president, subscribes to that nonsense, I don't know, especially when the facts which put the lie to that fantasy are as easily available as with this:
(and so many more!)

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