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Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Juan Cole argues today at salon.com that Bush doesn't deserve credit for the democratization that is going on in the Middle East.
Cole's case is impressive, but if things are seen as turning out well and there is more "democracy" that is seen as good by Uncle Sam, Bush will credit for it. At one point in the piece Cole writes, "the Bush administration has shown no signs that it will push for democracy in countries where freedom of choice would lead to outcomes unfavorable to U.S. interests."
Yes you see the real deal -I must stop sounding like Jack Tanner- is that the U.S. likes democracy when it sees democracy as the best way to get what it wants.