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    State of the Union

    The United States has no right, no desire, and no intention to impose our form of government on anyone else. That is one of the main differences between us and our enemies. They seek to impose and expand an empire of oppression, in which a tiny group of brutal, self-appointed rulers control every aspect of every life.

    Our aim is to build and preserve a community of free and independent nations, with governments that answer to their citizens, and reflect their own cultures. And because democracies respect their own people and their neighbours, the advance of freedom will lead to peace.
    I like it....we have no desire to force our system of government on other countries but at the same time democracy is the only allowed government. I wonder if he even knows what a democracy is. Hes obviously mistaken in calling this country one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferretsquig
    I like it....we have no desire to force our system of government on other countries but at the same time democracy is the only allowed government. I wonder if he even knows what a democracy is. Hes obviously mistaken in calling this country one.

    1)When did he refer to America as a democracy?

    2)A Republican government is a FORM of democracy.

    3)We aren't forcing our form of government on people if we are providing them with the help needed to be self determining. If Iraq wants to write a Constitution which instills a semi-theocratic government, we aren't going to stop them. For that matter, if they want to go the Semi-Socialist route taken by Germany, we wouldn't stop that either. Nations can be free, without being clones of the US.
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    I think the point Bush was making, and was obviously missed in the OP, is that any form of democracy empowers the citizens to self government and freedom. Put another way - The US is forcing "Freedom" on other countries. What is wrong with that?

    Uh and are you saying that America is NOT a democracy?

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    I think he was referring to Iraq as not being an democracy..I think he's talking more to their culture or embedded culture, so we'll have to see what kind of democracy, if any emerges from this election.
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