The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

              Gorbachev Calls Iraqi Elections “Fake”

This must be the MOST absurd story of the day ...

In an interview with the Interfax news agency, he said the elections are “very far from what true elections are. 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,” the agency quoted Gorbachev as saying.
This comes from a real-live communist who was directly responsible for preventing hundreds of millions of people from participating in elections for decades in the former Soviet Union.

Is it just me, or does anyone else have a hard time listening to the final dictator of the Evil Empire talk about what constitutes a real vs. a fake election? I mean, that's like listening to Stalin talk about human rights ... or even better, Bill Clinton talk about self-restraint.

(sorry, I lost some self restraint there myself for a minute).

And the goofy comment of the day was: "In his defense, Gorbachev has more expertise than almost anyone alive today when it comes to fake elections!"

|| Mad as Hell 6:55 PM
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