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    Re: US will appoint Afghan 'prime minister' to bypass Hamid Karzai

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    I hope that this decision is a joint NATO one, and not a unilateral U.S. one, given how much of the slack the other Western powers have picked up after the U.S. changed its focus to Iraq. I have no personal problem with the U.S. installing a different leader, so long as we honestly acknowledge that the U.S. is not truly a nation that universally supports democracy. This action would prove it further.

    Any installation of a leader that bypasses the electoral process of the Afghani people would be a violation of democracy. I prefer not to sugar coat that fact.
    Just as all roads do not necessarily lead to Democracy, so it is that not all democratically elected leaders lead to a strong and peaceful Democracy. Maybe Karzai just can't deliver the goods.

    We saw in Algeria that a democratically elected leadership CAN actually oppose Democracy.

    That's not to say that Karzai opposes Democracy, but to make the point that blind Democracy isn't the end-all be-all some think it is.

    OBL 11/24/02

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    Re: US will appoint Afghan 'prime minister' to bypass Hamid Karzai

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Just as all roads do not necessarily lead to Democracy, so it is that not all democratically elected leaders lead to a strong and peaceful Democracy. Maybe Karzai just can't deliver the goods.

    We saw in Algeria that a democratically elected leadership CAN actually oppose Democracy.

    That's not to say that Karzai opposes Democracy, but to make the point that blind Democracy isn't the end-all be-all some think it is.
    I agree... I guess what I said mostly comes from me reflecting back upon all the rhetoric leading up to the war, like petitioning for democracy, freedom, liberty, blah blah blah...

    Democracy is definitely not a one-size-fits-all concept.

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