Political Winds and Democracy in the Middle East

John Glaser, September 19, 2012

 

On the surface, it seems like conservatives were for spreading democracy in the Middle East if it was a Republican president imposing regime change and continuing to support dictatorship throughout the region, but against it if it is a Democratic president imposing regime change through no-fly zones and trying desperately to suppress spontaneous democratic movements throughout the region in favor of obedient dictatorships.

The clip is funny and deftly exposes how hypocritical and substance-less the political punditry is in this country. But what’s missing is the fact that these superficial debates framed purely by the political winds were and are based on mass delusions. In the Bush administration, the great fiction was that US foreign policy was ever aimed at democracy. In the Obama administration, the illusion is exactly the same.

It’d be nice if the political debates in this country could be crass and hypocritical about what’s actually going on, as opposed to what isn’t.




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  2. It’d be nice if the political debates in this country could be crass and hypocritical about what’s actually going on, as opposed to what isn’t.

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