It didn't know what section this should go in, so I put it here. I find the opinions and propaganda expressed in the following article to be very disheartening, and very sad. http://www.yobserver.com/news/article_1975.html American democracy By Mohammed Al-Attab Sep 11, 2004 - Vol . VII Issue 36 What kind of democracy does America want the world to follow? It is a question that all of us, citizens or officials, should answer. Is what is happening in Iraq and Afghanistan a kind of democracy or a new kind of colonization being adopted by the USA after the fall of the Soviet Union as a superpower that prevented such unilateral control of the fate of the states of the world? The answer is clear and obvious that America is ruled by a minority of businessmen who are not interested in democracy or other principles; they are only interested in how to control the world and its wealth for their own greedy souls. You can clearly see that most American presidents are businessmen or supported by super well-known companies. The American people themselves do not have any will or power to define their interests or to project their true identity to the world. If there is a free American candidate who wants to be president of the USA, he must follow the instructions of companies and powerful persons, otherwise he will not be able to gain control of the most powerful state in the world. After all, only a minority of Americans actually participate in the elections. If you are working for an American company, your vote is not yours--it is the companys right, so you should vote for who the owner of the company wants you to vote for. Formore American president Bill Clinton said about his election expenses that once he rented an airplane to travel to an American states, and he was given the expenses from an American liquor company, which demanded of him later, during his administration, to reopen its closed factories in Europe. When America wanted Turkey to allow its borders with Iraq to be used as a military base, Turkey proved that it is not the kind of democracy that America wants the developing countries to become. We also can see that most presidents of developing countries once worked in an illegal trade of some sort and made a lot of money through their friendships with powerful American officials. So what kind of democracy does America want us to follow, when we have our own Islamic teachings promoting the shura, which is the closest thing to democracy, but more truthful?