Sunday, October 21, 2007

Rice On The Importance Of Preserving Democracy

Dissension within the Bush White House continues to mount. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a longtime Bush loyalist, is the latest to speak out against the President. Said Rice:
"In any country, if you don't have countervailing institutions, the power of any one president is problematic for democratic development.... Everybody has doubts about the full independence of the judiciary."
WOW!!!! Harsh words, indeed. She then went on to say that the government has amassed so much central authority that the power-grab may undermine its very commitment to democracy.

What? Oh, wait, sorry. My mistake. She was actually talking about the Russian government under Vladimir Putin.

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