Democracy and the Middle East

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Last week, President Bush spoke about the importance of democracy in the Middle East. On Sunday, former vice president Al Gore spoke about the importance of democracy in this country and railed against the Patriot Act. Neal Conan and guests discuss these two very different speeches on democracy.

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Ivo Daalder
*Senior fellow of foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution

Robert Kagan
*Senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
*Author, Of Paradise and Power: America vs. Europe in the New World Order (Knopf, 2003)

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