Like I said on the other post, a Democracy is a system~ elections are a function of that system. Just like an engine is a critical part of a car, it can also be used for other functions as well.
American interests means American business interest.
It's been reported that the U.S. may have been behind coups to overthrow democratically elected officials in various countries such as El Salvador 1979, Chile 1973, Honduras, Guatemala 1954, Iran 1953, Hati (1991/2004), Greece, and ?
Thailand (2006), Bolivia (2008), Argentina 1976, and Venezuela (2002 failed) are possibilities, but there may not be enough information out about it yet.
This, unfortunately is why Sarah Palin will become President of the U.S. She must get so much air time because she is sponsored by Rupert Murdoch or the Koch brothers.
"tricked by religion"..