posted on Feb, 26 2005 @ 02:16 PM
This election might be "for show" but the barrier has collapsed. The moment a de facto dictatorship opens the option for a free election
(whether the first election is a free election or not) then it gives the opposition something upon which to hang it's hat and strive for. President
Bush might not be, as some say, the brightest bulb in the package but his global democracy inititative has already produced amazing results.
Afghanistan has had a successful election. Iraq has held an initial election, Palestinians have held a free election and now Egypt. Can the monarchy
in Saudi Arabia or the religious dictatorship in Iran be far behind. Once people see the opportunity for a voice, for a chance at freedom, for a
democracy there is no turning back. The Arab people have, it seems, ALWAYS, be controlled, ruled but not through any will of the people. With the
spread of democracy, people at all leveles in society have an actual choice of how they wish to governed. They have a voice.
Sure, this election might not be the truly free election that the people might wish for or expect but it is a real start. Now if only places like
Cuba or China could see the light....... It would be a democratic world not a one world government but a planet with global expectations, limitations
and established constitutional guarentees for human rights. What could possibly be wrong with that. Why is the left so scared of freedom. Why is
the left so pessimistic about even trying to raise the standards of all humanity on this planet?