Friday, May 13, 2005

Freedom on the March!

via Steve Gilliard... This seems a bad sign.

Police in Jalalabad opened fire earlier on Wednesday to break up an enraged mob of several thousand people that torched the governor’s house, the Pakistani consulate and several foreign aid agencies, witnesses said.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the riots showed the “inability” of the war-shattered country’s institutions to deal with such situations, but added the demonstrations at least meant democracy was flourishing.

Um.... Uh.... You see, uh...

Oh never mind. Democracy is flourishing, you're right. How silly of me to think that enraged mobs burning down government buildings and chanting "Death to America" might be a sign of something other than a flourishing democracy.

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