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Dubyaman's Free Reich

In democracy, Bush has found a self-legitimising tool for world domination

Dubyaman's Free Reich
Sandeep Adhwaryu
Dubyaman's Free Reich
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It should have been a commemoration, but it turned into mutual recrimination. George W. Bush went to Moscow to "celebrate" the 60th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of World War II in Europe. The choice was natural because the Soviet Union had been the US's most powerful ally in that war. But this show of togetherness must have been somebody else's idea. George Bush went along, but he had his own agenda. And it had nothing to do with "togetherness".

Bush made his Moscow visit part of a roadshow for his new passion—democracy. First, he sandwiched his visit to Moscow between one to Latvia and another to Georgia. Both were countries "freed" from Soviet occupation, and the latter's president had refused to attend the Moscow "celebration". In Latvia, Bush criticised the agreement reached by Roosevelt and Churchill with Stalin at Yalta towards the end of WW II which handed over the three Baltic states and control of a cordon sanitaire of East European countries to the Soviet Union, and called it a crime. He also blamed the Cold War on the Soviet Union's...
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