1-15-09 - Should the US export Democracy as a cornerstone...

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Unformatted text preview: 1-15-09Should the US export Democracy as a cornerstone for foreign policy?•Differing views.oNo—shouldn’t force our views upon them. oYes—But be culturally sensitive and not necessarily have the same structure as ours, but same ideas. Can we not have a separation of “mosque and state”? But could be important to have a religious basis for democracy—does that make it illiberal? Notion to fight for democracy—internal will. oUS should first perfect their own democracy and other countries might want to imitate our democracy—Jimmy Carter’s viewoGWBush liked in Israel and S. AfricaoHollywood offends people of views of Americans oRegardless of party Am. Presidents haven’t been afraid to use military force to take out a government in another country. oNeed U.N. support to invade other countries—we get official approval. (only takes one to VETO intl action)o**in article—2/3rds countries in the World do NOT export democracy....
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