Editor’s Note: “Democracy” was always the P.R. selling point for the neoconservative plan to achieve regime change in Muslim countries across the Middle East. In his much-ballyhooed Second Inaugural, President George W. Bush repeated this sales pitch again and again to the near-unanimous approval of Washington commentators.
However, the U.S.-approved “democracy at gunpoint" at the center of the neocon plan has proved to be as illusory as it has been bloody, as the Independent Institute’s Ivan Eland explains in this guest essay:
American policymakers love to see purple thumbs in the developing world, especially in countries in which the United States has undertaken “nation-building” projects (read: invasions and occupations) More at: .http://www.consortiumnews.com/2010/092810a.html