2006-01-27

Sometimes the truth isn't what we want to hear.

This is precisely the reason why just invading a country and holding elections doesn't automatically mean freedom for the citizens of that country.

Salon.com How do you like your democracy now, Mr. Bush?: "Democracy depends not just on elections but on a rule of law, on stable institutions, on basic economic security for the population, and on checks and balances that forestall a tyranny of the majority. Elections in the absence of this key societal context can produce authoritarian regimes and abuses as easily as they can produce genuine people power."

Nod to Digby.

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