posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 08:09 PM
Well, for (1) I'd say no, obviously a dictatorship (even a 'nice' one) is no alternative to a democratic republic. As for (2), I'm sure the U.S.
would rather deal with a democratic republic government, but what choice do they have? You can't always choose your allies in international
politics... (Just ask Churchhill & Roosevelt, who had to make a deal with a demon (Stalin) to destroy the Devil (Hitler)...)