Friday, February 24, 2006
Democracy's the last thing they want
Here's a great piece from the consistently excellent Dr John Laughland from the latest edition of the American Conservative. Of course, democracy is the last thing neo-cons want- witness their reaction to election results in Yugoslavia throughout the 1990s, in Palestine this year, in Venezuela and in Iran last summer. The 'democracy' that Messrs Perle, Wolfowitz and Frum want is the one which leads to the election of pro-Western puppets- who will surrender their economies to Western capital and allow the world's hyperpower to build military bases there. If election's don't achieve this result then their solution is simple. Just call the countries concerned 'undemocratic' , label their leaders 'dictators' and work for 'regime change'.