Monday, January 31, 2011

Who Cares About Democracy?

The US news is worried about how the events in Egypt will affect America.  Will we be less safe?  Will Al-Qa'eda take over in Egypt?  Will the Suez Canal shut down?  Will the price of oil go up?  But they're not talking about democracy.  I thought the whole point of having a large democratic country and trying to convince other countries of democracy was that the US would actually support democracy?  I guess I should know better by now.  The US is interested in security, even if that means propping up brutal dictators who repress their own country and represent everything we hate.

What hypocrisy.

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