Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Boston.com / News / World / Europe / Bush admonishes Russia to commit to democracy

Boston.com / News / World / Europe / Bush admonishes Russia to commit to democracy: "President Bush publicly urged Russia yesterday to adopt 'a commitment to democracy and the rule of law,' delivering an unusually blunt admonishment to Russian President Vladimir Putin three days before the two leaders are set to meet in Slovakia."

Putin should "admonish" Bush to do the same; capitalism != democracy, and the Bush administration's track record on "rules of law" leaves ample room for improvement...

(Clarification: I don't mean to imply capitalism and democracy are mutually exclusive; just pointing out that team W seems to put capitalism ahead of democracy in its priority queue, often with unfortunate ramifications for democracy.)
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