History circa 1953

History circa 1953

In the words of George Santayana,
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it

When noting the history of the United States it is quite clear that democracies are violent and oppressive despite the words of George Bush that democracies are peaceful nations. Should Iraq develop a government that proves hostile to US overtures you can bet that the US will be looking to reclaim Iraq as a client-state. And Ahmed Chalabi might one day become the US puppet dictator he always wanted to be.


Blogger Foilwoman said...

I never understood (once I learned about mob psychology and demagogery) how anyone could think that simple majoritarianism always leads to the "right" decision. Or any system, for that matter. The idea than any system guarantees good results, even if run perfectly, seems ludicrous to me.

1/12/2006 7:38 AM  
Blogger Damien said...

I'm still trying to figure out why the stories Ahmed Chalabi were not ringing alarm bells anywhere in DC.
As it turned out about 90% of what the guy said was total bull.

1/12/2006 6:39 PM  

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