"Because unlike their democratically elected counterparts, autocratic or totalitarian governments just do not have the same need for it because they do not seek public approval or ratings.
In fact, the more accountable they are to their citizens, the more sinister and dangerous are the leaders' lies.
By mere definition of their jobs and scrutiny of their parliaments, democratic and especially Western leaders generally have more leeway in foreign than domestic affairs, and tend to exercise it to solidify their leadership," Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera's senior political analyst. (August 4th, 2010)
Lies and Cover-up Behind the Afghanistan Occupation