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Democracy in action

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Dear Editor:According to a knowledgeable guest on the Bill Moyers’ show, Middle Eastern TV viewers – although naturally distressed and disappointed at the U.S. abuse of Abu Ghraib prisoners – were nevertheless greatly impressed with footage of high American government officials being questioned and held accountable for it. This public questioning of high authority would be unheard of in their non-democratic regimes that have abused prisoners for years.If Americans were to vote for a change in leadership Nov. 2, wouldn’t this strike those global citizens opposed to current American foreign policy as another positive example of true democracy in action: That we Americans can vote out an administration that has strayed too far from our American ideals?In fact, shouldn’t Bush himself, if he’s really so gung-ho about democracy and freedom, vote for John Kerry on Nov. 2?Ann MacLeodKaren SignellBasalt

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