One of our key reasons for invading Iraq was to institute a democracy, American-style. Judging from this article, thus far, we're succeeding beyond our wildest dreams.
Seriously, does this remind you of a certain branch of our government? Not coming to work, going on vacations, being paid a handsome salary (plus money for bodyguards!) And when you do come to work, discuss mundane, trivial matters, only to delay a vote on them until next time.