Democracy’s Lonely Champion

August 20th, 2007at 11:56am Posted by Eli

WaPo’s Peter Baker tells the sad story of how President Bush’s deep commitment to spreading democracy across the globe (starting in the Middle East) has been thwarted by hidebound bureaucrats and diplomats who do not share his bold altruistic vision.

No, I’m not kidding.

I don’t know about you, but I picture the Orange, Cedar and Tulip Revolutions inspiring Dubya to cower under his desk and hope that this idea of reversing rigged elections or ousting unpopular tyrants doesn’t catch on. This idea has a name, by the way.

It starts with a D, ends with a Y, and has a mocra in the middle.

(In fairness to Baker, he does provide some very telling examples of why Bush’s commitment to democracy is so transparently hollow, although he still seems content to accept Bush’s ridiculous self-identification as some sort of pro-democracy dissident within his own government.)

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