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Bush defines differences between democracy & a tyrant

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  • Greg Cannon
    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20041112/D86AFK8G1.html Bush: If there s an election, the Iraqis will have come up with somebody who is duly elected. In other
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 12, 2004
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      Bush:
      If there's an election, the Iraqis will have come up
      with somebody who is duly elected. In other words,
      democracy will have spoken. And that person is going
      to have to listen to the people, not to the whims of,
      you know, a dictator; not to their own desires-
      personal desires. The great thing about democracy is
      you actually go out and ask the people for a vote, as
      you might have noticed recently. And the people get to
      decide and they get to decide the course of their
      future. And so it's a contradiction in terms to say a
      dictator, you know, gets elected. The person who gets
      elected is chosen by the people. And so I'm not, you
      know... Well, you can be elected and then, you know,
      be a strongman, and then you get voted out, so long as
      you end up honoring democracy. But if you're true to
      democracy you'll listen to the people, not to your own
      desires. If you're true to democracy, you'll do what
      the people want you to do. That's the difference
      between democracy and a tyrant.
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