Monday, January 17, 2005

When is democracy not a democracy?

Some people love the way Bush is a "down to Earth", "ordinary" man. I, however, find his logic flawed and his morals questionable. Maybe that's the same thing.

US voters 'endorsed Iraq policy': "The newspaper asked Mr Bush why no-one had been held responsible for wrong information about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq or mistakes made after the US-led war.

'Well, we had an accountability moment, and that's called the 2004 election,' he replied."

Hear that? If a party is re-voted in to power, no-one's accountable. We can forget all about it now and go home. The previous presidency, therefore was flawless, i.e. infallible. In other words (let me stress this again), Bush has just given himself (ok, after the fact) Infallibility on the same level as the Pope. Yup, Bush = God's man.

A democracy without accountability is like, um, a balloon without helium.

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