What kind of democracy is this?

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

05/23/07

With the Iraqi adventure now widely seen as a misadventure, however, one that even its original authors and promoters are rushing to run away from, our new civic religion of warrior-worship is suffering more than the taunts of a few village atheists. The debunking of the myths that led us to invade Iraq has the country convinced that the war was a mistake from the outset — but still the war goes on. ‘What kind of democracy is this?’ Bacevich wants to know. This is the kind of democracy it is: the kind that can have both parties calling for an increase in the size of the U.S. military at a moment when the people are sick and tired of war and groaning under the weight of confiscatory taxation. The kind that has all ‘major’ candidates for the White House vowing that nothing is ‘off the table’ when it comes to Iran — and pledging to prosecute the war in Iraq more efficiently and successfully than Bush. What the past four years have taught us is that we are the kind of ‘democracy’ in which the major parties are merely the ‘right’ and ‘left’ wings of a single party — the War Party...

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