What a goddamn joke. Check out this story out of Russia today:
Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected a suggestion from U.S. President George W. Bush that his country should emulate democracy in Iraq.
Oh sure, that the way to spread democracy. Point to Iraq and say "Be like them" Who on earth would want Iraqi "democracy" It chaos and death, interupted by occational elections. I wouldn't want that in my Country. Do you think Russians would?
The fact is, Putin has been eroding democratic institutions in Russia and is moving to an authoritarian style of government. We should rebuke him on the subject. But to say that Russia should emulate democracy in Iraq makes the whole thing into a big sick joke.