Those of us who believe that “democracy” is not a dirty word are understandably keeping a close eye on Iran and Honduras. The fall back position of the Administration is that we, the United States, MUST support the “democratically elected” leaders of Iran and Honduras. This is completely disingenuous, as pointed out by Sen, DeMint in the following clip provided by The Other McCain. Sen. DeMint rightfully states that dictators often use the mantle of democracy to legitimize their despotic rule. There is no shortage of illegitimate “elected” rulers who fall in to this category; Chavez, Castro, Noriega and to a lesser state, but no less the same, Franken. Using either force or deceptive practices contradicts democracy and negates any protected status falsely elected “leaders” claim.