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No I haven't.  But to the outsider a lot of US political debate does seem remarkably stupid - as you no doubt consider much of the debate here.

My reply to your comment on Cuba got lost in transit and I can't be bothered to repeat.  Suffice to say I regard it as a one party democracy which is not quite the same thing as a dictatorship, but not a true democracy either.  

Chavez, on the other hand, has achieved huge democratic majorities in Venezuela and has accepted his one defeat - in the referendum on Constitutional changes.  The US has a habit of labeling democratic those dictatorships which support its policies and labeling dictatorships those democracies which vote for policies not in line with US interests.  

Seeing the US has a history of undermining and overthrowing democracies abroad, as well as having very low participation rates in its own elections, you should hardly be surprised that no one is willing to take lectures on Democracy from America.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Dec 16th, 2007 at 02:56:17 PM EST
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