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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:06 PM
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Sunni, Shia and US ME politics
There is a widespread belief amongst political theorists that democracies do not go to war with one another. Indeed, this political paradigm acted as a prime justification for the Bush administrations call to democratise the Middle East.

Since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, this theme of "democratisation" has become a major topic in American political discourse and in fact accompanies nearly all discussions of the Arab-Muslim world and Americas so-called role in it.

The Bush administrations response to the current conflict in southern Lebanon, reveals the hypocrisy and true ideology of this administration in aiming at provoking sectarian tension in the region.

His observations seem well justified since the NYT has recently reported that the US is rushing arms to Israel. We must remember, these missiles are meant to bomb Lebanon, a nation with a democratically elected government (of which members of Hezbollah are represented). So much for the theory that democracies do not go to war with one another.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/212B6227-F9D3-44...
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