Why is America right and Putin wrong? IMO it is a very valid question. Not that Putin is any countries version of a utopian leader. >> But what exactly is our foreign policy as it relates to promoting democracy? >> Do we only promote and agree with democracies where that country enters into the proper union of countries? >> Are neo-con string pullers running this country regardless of President? If one believes in democracy and free elections and country constitutions then I submit that Putin's opinion is valid ... more valid than ours. Granted ... his interest is no more pure than our interest. Neither interest is pure and anyone who thinks it is is smoking pot with pixie dust in it. What exactly is our foreign policy and does it really exist of a firm moral foundation? Going back to at least Reagan our foreign policy is a sham. Reagn had Radio Liberty comprised of right wing exiles praising Ukrainian nationalists who had sided with the Nazis in WWII ... think about that for a moment. Praising Ukrainians who fought alongside the SS. Obama recently was in cahoots with Al-Nusra ... an al-Qaeda affiliate who was not officially announced as such when Benghazi happened but has now since been announced ... a point I made way back when in this forum but I digress. Yanukovych was elected in what many national observers said was a fair election. However protesters from western Ukraine used an economic policy dispute into a cause to overthrow an elected government. Another one to think about as I said: How does one support democracies and fair elections and overthrow of governments all at the same time? We are not supporting democracy at all ... we are supporting political ideologies ... not democracies ...not at all. Not much different than some of what we see in this country. I guess a democracy can be defined as when 50.1 % of the people who are pro west think they can control the 49.9% of the people who are not. When you fall in line with the proper thinking you are in lockstep with democracy ... when you don't agree you are a right wing extremist which is bad unless you support the proper corruption of the day by the approved elected leaders - then it's good.