We talk democracy – then overthrow elected governments and prop up awful regimes. Let’s discuss the actual history.
The soi-disant Land of the Free and Home of the Brave has a long and iniquitous history of overthrowing democratically elected leftist governments and propping up right-wing dictators in their place.U.S. politicians rarely acknowledge this odious past — let alone acknowledge that such policies continue well into the present day.
In the second Democratic presidential debate however – candidate Bernie Sanders condemned a long-standing government policy his peers rarely admit exists.
‘I think we have a disagreement’ Sanders said of fellow presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
‘And the disagreement is that not only did I vote against the war in Iraq. If you look at history you will find that regime change — whether it was in the early ’50s in Iran – whether it was toppling Salvador Allende in Chile, or whether it was overthrowing the government of Guatemala way back when — these invasions – these toppling of governments – regime changes have unintended consequences.
I would say that on this issue I’m a little bit more conservative than the secretary’.
‘I am not a great fan of regime changes’ Sanders added.