Monday, April 17, 2006

Learning democratic politics from USA

With due respect, I think some Malaysians or Singaporeans who criticise in the cyberspace our ex-PM Dr. Mahathir Mohammad for publicly and frequently "interfering" into PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's administration seem to need tuition on democratic politics in the United States. Let me offer a world-class short course free of charge here:

Whether we support or not the 2003 Iraq War is not the issue here. The point is when they thought President Bush and members of his war cabinet were wrong, reckless or unwise in launching attacks on Iraq, former presidents like Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) and Bill Clinton (1993-2001) as well as former national security adviser to both presidents Ford (1974-1977) and Bush Senior (1989-1993) Brent Scowcroft (picture), at one point or another, publicly criticised Bush. A mentor of Condoleezza Rice, Scowcroft even wrote very critical commentaries in newspapers vehemently opposing the Iraq War and his protege's policies and ideas.


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