Re: Although ...
Thank you for setting out navigational markers straight.
USA are supposed to take democracy lessons from: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Algeria, Bangladesh, Brunei, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
Assad and the Ayatollahs are definitely our shining beacon in the night. We are definitely going in that direction. I will not even mention the other other petrol driven cleptocracies or failed states on your list.