Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Bush Goes Public With His Disdain For Democracy

Yesterday, President Bush announced he would not support the duly-elected government of Palestine:

The Hamas party has made it clear that they do not support the right of Israel," Bush said after meeting with his Cabinet. "And I have made it clear that so long as that's their policy, that we will not support a Palestinian government made up of Hamas.

Which begs the question from Left I Blog:

If American (and other) aid to Palestine is contingent on their recognizing the state of Israel, why hasn't American aid to Israel for the past 57 years been contingent on their recognizing a state of Palestine?

I thought Bush wanted to spread and support the democratic process around the world. Why do we support only duly elected governments that subscribe to our brand of hegemony?

Tell your elected officials in Washington that you do not want our givernment interfering with the establishment of a duly elected government in Palestine.

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