Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Middle East Democracy Turns into Damnocracy

America's shining democratic ally in the Middle East lost a bit of its inclusive luster. A member of the Israeli Parliament, Avigdor Lieberman swore to "rid the Knesset of all of its Arab factions." The Jerusalem Post reported:

Addressing the Arab Knesset members during a no-confidence motion Monday, Lieberman said that a new administration would soon be established and would "take care" of the Arab parties.

"Today we have a government made up of cowards. This is temporary, just as you [the Arab factions] are temporarily here," said Lieberman.

So much for government of the people, by the people and for the people. It could just persish from the Middle East, much to President Lincoln's chagrin. That the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Strategic Affairs could lead the way seems rather disturbing.