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Friday, June 11, 2004

Chirac dismissive of Bush initiative

The Guardian, UK . . . . Mr Chirac was also dismissive of Mr Bush's initiative. "There is no ready-made formula for democracy readily transposable from one country to another. Democracy is not a method, it is a culture. For democracy to take root solidly and durably in the Arab world, it must be an Arab democracy before all else."
Last night on FoxNews, I heard Charles Krauthammer remark that France hadn't seemed to mind when the US arrived there some years ago and imposed democracy on Germany.

Well said.