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Wed Aug 5, 2015, 07:54 PM

61. A warmonger's take on democracy

The constitutions of America and Britain are too complex for other countries to understand, says Paul Wolfowitz. Wow

Deborah Orr
The Guardian, May 26,2011

Paul Wolfowitz, one of the most prominent hawks in the recent George Bush government, and an enthusiastic cheerleader for the Iraq war, was on Newsnight on Tuesday, explaining the "essential" relationship between Britain and the US. Apparently that relationship is sacrosanct because our constitutions have such a great deal in common, a great deal that is, further, far too complex for other countries to understand. Wow.

And not so long ago, this man thought that liberal democracy could be rolled out like AstroTurf, after a chunk of land had been crudely flattened by a brief conflict. There's a contradiction there, somewhere, Paul.

SOURCE: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2011/may/26/paul-wolfowitz-idea-of-democracy

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