The debate "The US ought to promote democracy in the middle east" was started by
February 12, 2016, 9:06 pm.
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but wouldn't it reduce terrorism?
but good leaders can't be elected all the time, leading to oppression of power at one point.
but no governmental system is perfect as it has flaws. so?
the American democratic system is far from perfect
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
it should be promoted, it doesn't matter who promotes it though, democracy is better than theocracy.
Hasn't the Us tried that in the past? With containment policies that ended up losing homefront support and war support.
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.
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.
the US could promote democracy but with the current situation on middle east it would be a bit to risky.