The US ought to promote democracy in the middle east

February 12, 2016, 9:06 pm

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The debate "The US ought to promote democracy in the middle east" was started by Bodaciouslady16 on February 12, 2016, 9:06 pm. By the way, Bodaciouslady16 is disagreeing with this statement. 9 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 17 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

PsychDave posted 1 argument, ReadyToBegin posted 1 argument, RyanWakefield posted 2 arguments, openparachute posted 3 arguments to the disagreers part.

danielle, MinuteMan101, Anjali, dalton7532 and 5 visitors agree.
Bodaciouslady16, ReadyToBegin, Burnin, aftermath, PsychDave, alexoliver, RyanWakefield, barman, openparachute and 8 visitors disagree.

openparachute
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but wouldn't it reduce terrorism?

3 years, 7 months ago
openparachute
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but good leaders can't be elected all the time, leading to oppression of power at one point.

3 years, 7 months ago
openparachute
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but no governmental system is perfect as it has flaws. so?

3 years, 7 months ago

the American democratic system is far from perfect

3 years, 9 months ago

this is the problem with Americans, they think they can just go to the middle East and promote democracy and everyone will follow, bearing in mind that they've spent their whole lives being brainwashed into loving their dictator and hating America

3 years, 9 months ago

it should be promoted, it doesn't matter who promotes it though, democracy is better than theocracy.

3 years, 9 months ago

Hasn't the Us tried that in the past? With containment policies that ended up losing homefront support and war support.

3 years, 9 months ago

The US could suggest democracy, but to actively promote it, or worse try to force it, in the middle east would cause further animosity. While we have every right to protect ourselves from terrorists, and every right to have an opinion on the government in the middle east, we have no right to enforce our ideals on unwilling nations.

3 years, 9 months ago

the problem with this idea is that much of the people of the middle East hate the west. so the government they elect will reflect that. look at Egypt. they got democracy and elected the Muslim brotherhood. then a military coup destroyed the brotherhood and took power. if the people are uneducated and not ready for democracy, then you just get elections like that.

3 years, 9 months ago

the US could promote democracy but with the current situation on middle east it would be a bit to risky.

3 years, 9 months ago
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