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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:32 PM
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U.S. seen retreating from democracy push
So in the end it will all be for naught
tell that to the families of the dead and the wounded mr bush* you tell 'em bush*


http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=reu...


By David Morgan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has quietly retreated from its high-profile push for democracy in the Muslim world, since the Hamas election stunned the Bush administration by bringing a violent militant group to power.

Despite President George W. Bush's continued public focus on democratization, analysts say U.S. policy-makers saw the Hamas victory in the Palestinian territories as part of a potentially dangerous trend following democratic gains for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

In each instance, elections were seen to boost adversaries of U.S. ally Israel, and in the case of Hamas and Hezbollah, groups labeled as terrorist organizations by Washington.


The experience in Iraq, which U.S. officials once envisioned as the catalyst for democratic change in Arab countries, has emerged instead as a disturbing symbol of sectarian strife.
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:14 PM
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1. That's funny * was pushing the democratic middle east war effort
...just today on the campaign trail.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:18 PM
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2. most disconnected stupid basturd in the whole world
and he's the pResident,
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