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freedom vs democracy

2006-03-24 16:15:54.767503+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Props to the fine folks over at Digital Warfighter for pointing out this one. In response to a heckler, Condoleeza Rice said (before said heckler was hustled off by security):

I'm also especially glad to note that democracy will now also be alive and well at the University of Kabul and at the University of Baghdad.

Yay democracy! It's what lets conversion from Islam to Christianity be a capital crime in Afghanistan.

[ related topics: Religion moron War ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-03-24 17:35:51.540246+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

I've been trying to understand the concepts like "freedom" and "democracy" that this administration has and the difference between those ideas and the meaning I normally associate with the terms.

Here, I think, we can clearly see that applying the patina of democracy does not imbue freedom into a society.

But, just as clearly, many people seem to believe that if you give people the a constitution and democratically elected government, then somehow a society "in our image" will spring from the aftermath of war.

President Bush has said he is "deeply troubled" by the case and expects the country to "honor the universal principle of freedom." ... or what, exactly? We ensured that they developed a democratic government... what more do they need?