Which One Is It?
Spreading democracy around the world has become the Bush administration's manifest destiny. That's the doctrine oozing from the scrap heap of reasons the president has given for invading Iraq and toppling Saddam Hussein.From a news article from BBC:
Polling is taking place in a Kuwaiti council by-election in which women are allowed to vote for the first time. Two women are also among eight candidates running for the seat in the Salmiya district, south of the capital.The democratization Pollyannas (mea culpa) are long gone. Everyone knows it's going to be a hard fight, but it's the only viable alternative, and the Kuwait election is just another indication that gains are being made.
If the Dems could offer an alternative to democratization, it would be a different story. The only three are isolationism, all out war and appeasement. They can't go publicly for the first in the post-9/11 era, and they can't stomach the second. So it's appeasement, issue-dodging and empty negativism for the Dems.
Tags: Kuwait, Election, Women, Democratization, Bush, USA Today, BBC