Tue 21 Sep, 2004 12:24 pm
The democratic hopes we see growing in the Middle East are growing everywhere. In the words of the Burmese democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi, We do not accept the notion that democracy is a Western value. To the contrary, democracy simply means good government rooted in responsibility, transparency and accountability.
Here at the United Nations, you know this to be true.
How does this match up to the dictionary definition of "democracy"?
Even more important: how does it match up to our present administration?
Bush just used the words transparency and accountability? For real?
Does he even know what that means?
Bush is an arrogant burnt weenie sandwich.