Western style government must maintain its democratic and representative charade otherwise the fašade behind which the real powers ply their nefarious trade may crumble. The determining factor that exempts the coalition but defines Saddam as mass murderer is based not on legal propriety or international law but on military might, primitive brute force in other words, a concept that all criminals readily understand and employ.
East, West, North, South, it is only a matter of style, swing your club any which-way you please, the result is the same. A glance at Asia reveals a thoroughly corrupt and brutal Chinese regime, indistinguishable in style to its nearest powerful neighbour, Russia. The Asian powers are so steeped in corruption it is accepted as natural, a way of life.
No exceptions exist today, criminal rule is the norm for every nation; the reasons are plain, rulership and government necessarily involve, deceit, corruption, violence, theft and other appalling behaviours. 'Sing your song of sixpence' anyway you please, not one world leader today or in the historical record could claim the status of 'clean skin'.
A world governed by criminals would obviously be inequitable, unjust, violent and repressive, a world in which the majority suffers. Rule by the few over the many always results in criminal leadership and suffering for the masses.
Humans everywhere are constantly fed lies regarding their status as the most intelligent species on the planet. I would refute that claim without hesitation. The social model has been dysfunctional since recorded history began; today it is more horrendous than ever, why then hasn't this supremely intelligent species rectified the problem (the elimination of minority rule?) The answer is simple; the species is deficient in numerous areas; if continuity is the measure/indicator of a successful species then humans are obviously deficient and at risk of extinction, as is presently evident!
Pollution, species extinction, total environmental degradation, all for the 'critical' need of the few to possess disproportionate amounts of wealth! It would truly be difficult to cite a more 'important' reason to sacrifice an entire species, don't you think?
Face your future and weep!
For the want of a modicum of courage the world was lost.