Turkey

Leave it to the EU, the Human Rights organizations and the State Department to support an Islamist Turkey. ‘Cuz it would be democratically-elected, dontchya know. The Turks, better than say the Bush Administration, seem to understand that religion should be a personal thing, not a governing philosophy:

Mehmet Gunes, 39, whose wife was wearing an Islamic-style headscarf, said: “We support what the army said. It’s a warning. My wife wears a headscarf — we’re not against that. We came here to stand up for a secular, enlightened Turkey. Our children’s future is important.”

Democracy is only one of the safeguards of freedom and not a particularly good one. I hate to risk Godwin’s Law, but we’ve seen democracies elect some pretty awful people to high office.

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