I just got done reading an article on Yahoo that talked about Fahrenheit 9/11 being released in Arab nations. Near the end it said, Jordanian Tareq Khalil said he still believes "America is the most powerful country in the world and Bush is the strongest man."
This is why I'm glad that people in other nations (non ex-patriots) are not allowed to vote in our elections. Not the fact that he particularly said Bush (who is a complete fascist, I kid you not) but just the way the majority of the Middle East thinks.
From what I've come to understand through what I've read, what people from that area have said, what's on the news (Fucking conservatives they make my bowels have a movement) the major ideal with government over there is whoever is in power is the strongest man of their nation. Simply because if they openly disagree with that "fact" then they'll most likely be killed. For that matter, even if they did like their leader, they could be killed anyway.
It's not like that in America, we have socialist Moore who likes to prove his own points, we can protest when our president comes into town. We have it written down that we can do this. It's really the only thing I like about our government, the Constitution.
Just because someone is in charge of a country, doesn't mean he himself is powerful; it just comes with the territory of being rich and a country in fear. Someone who goes around executing people, murdering them, torturing because they're apart of a religion or for whatever reason, DOES NOT make them powerful. It's called being deranged, mentally incompetent, crazy, insane, absolutely mad, unsound, demented, psychopathic.
Has everyone forgotten this?