Tuesday, March 28, 2006

One cheer for Tony?

Tony Blair says:
We must not hesitate in the face of a battle utterly decisive in whether the values we believe in, triumph or fail. Here are Iraqi and Afghan Muslims saying clearly: democracy is as much our right as yours; and in embracing it, showing that they too want a society in which people of different cultures and faith can live together in peace. This struggle is our struggle.
But to survive a democratic government has to be defended by local democrats. If a majority of the population are not willing to fight to defend democracy against a dictatorial minority foreign troops can't help them. A democratic government is more than elections it has to be sovereign, if free elections was the only criteria Germany was the most democratic major combatant in World War I.


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