Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Once A Commie, Always A Commie

Trust a Communist to know about free elections...
Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev has called the Iraqi parliamentary elections a desecration, according to Moscow News, an English-language sister publication of Gazeta.ru.

Interfax news agency quoted the pioneer of glasnost and perestroika as saying the 30 January elections in Iraq were "very far from what true elections are".

Gorbachev said: "And even though I am a supporter of elections and of the transfer of power to the people of Iraq, these elections were fake."

I don't think these elections will be of any use. They may even have a negative impact on the country. Democracy cannot be imposed or strengthened with guns and tanks," Gorbachev said, according to Interfax.

Maybe he's still wishing Reagan had listened to that last line about democracy not being strengthened with guns or tanks. We'd probably still be watching May Day parades in Red Square.


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