The Congress, the Australian equivalent of the House of Representatives, has just voted to remove American troops from Iraq by April of 2008. This vote, in part, had some Republican support. The Government elected by the people for the people has spoken, right?
Think again. The 'President' (known by some as the Village Idiot of World Politics) has already signaled he will veto the bill using the argument that: what would Congress know about running a war! The Decider, using ridiculous powers given to him by the Constitution is now (with some help from his seriously misguided friends) running America from the Oval Office and defying the People's Government. Clearly, that is a dictatorship!
Of course the question could be asked, given the abject failure of Iraq and the rise and rise of terrorism: what would President Bush know about running a war! In fact, it could be asked, based on his performance during six and a half years: does he know anything about anything?
The real problem is with the Constitution. The power of Presidents should be severely curtailed. I would argue strongly that if the Office of President was abolished altogether then a more true democracy would be the result (assuming you could get rid of the influence of money and political dynasties on American politics)!
Hasn't Bush demonstrated the clear failings of the American Constitution (of course he's not the only flawed President the Constitution has produced either)?
What do you think?
P.S. Howard the Craven will doubtless support Bush's position, you wait and see!