Monday, April 17, 2006

Yet Another Doomed Democracy

April 17, 2006

Dear President Bush,

Last year Condi Rice lectured Middle Eastern leaders on a necessary ingredient for democracy, a growing middle class. Apparently she didn’t look at the U.S. trend during your tenure before emphasizing this requirement as our middle class is shrinking.

Condi’s prediction places the Zimbabwean government at serious risk.

Zimbabweans mark 26 years of independence Tuesday with little to celebrate amid deepening economic hardships, personal tragedies and a rapidly widening gap between the rich elite and the poor majority.

It seems everyone is following your lead of stooging the poor and investing limited resources in their militaries. Your administration has much in common with Chad and Zimbabwe as none view the priority shift as problematic. Only China is deeply concerned about their income growing gap and it is a mere 1/6 of the U.S.’s.

Next time you see Sec. Rice ask her when she predicts the big 3 will fall and in what order. Will Chad, Zimbabwe or the U.S. go first? Who will come in second? No one likes to come in last place!

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