A Question

American politicians, at least the ones currently in power and George Dubya in particular, seem convinced that their mission to bring democracy to the rest of the world has come down to them directly from God.

My question is this: what makes them think God likes democracy? I've read the bible, and I didn't notice a lot of references to open elections, or individual rights and freedoms. Looked a lot more like a dictatorship to me, back when God was running the show directly. And a pretty harsh dictatorship at that. Lots of smiting and sacrificing and general suffering. Very un-American, if you ask me.