Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Bush pushes democracy in Georgia

Monday President Bush gave a great push for democracy in Eastern Europe and took on Russian President Putin directly. First in his joint meeting with the leaders of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in Riga, Latvia, he accused FDR and Churchill of having agreed at the Crimean summit at Yalta in 1945 to abandon Eastern Europe to Soviet communism. Later the same day he gave support to the republic of Georgia, an ex-Soviet state. He implied to the Georgians that he would call Putin on their behalf regarding two renegade provinces that Russia has been helping. This is a complete turnaround from the policies of his father, the first Bush President. Bush I just wanted stability. Democracy was a luxury to Bush I. But George W. is saying that freedom and democracy are above all. And he is willing to take a risk by pushing them. I like that kind of leadership. AP at Yahoo

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