My whole life won't be enough to yell how much I despise this commie s**thole where I happened to be born, and this is not a soft damnationconfides Hervé shyly.
Yesterday a memorial to the victims of communism was settled in Washington DC, Bush was invited and made a speech — an excellent speech by the way.The speech seems to have been basically ignored in the mainstream media (Hervé's email was the first I'd heard of it!) — as was the fact that last week (in the words of Natan Sharansky),
President George W. Bush, who put the democracy agenda back on the world stage after 9/11, came to Prague to renew the commitment he made in his second inaugural address to work toward "ending tyranny in our world" and met with each and every dissident.Notice that it took someone who has actually lived in an authoritarian state to write a sentence like Bush "put the democracy agenda back on the world stage after 9/11" without sarcasm, adding matter-of-factly that the president "came to Prague to renew the commitment he made in his second inaugural address to work toward 'ending tyranny in our world'" without hyperventilating about the expression "axis of evil". Notice also how the IHT's mother paper, the NYT, apparently thought unfit to print Sharansky's piece (probably, with all the Frank Rich and Maureen Dowd material, there simply was no room).
But back to the memorial to the victims of communism; Hervé decided to check the news about this:
• Google news US: 173 articles
• Google news Fwance: 7 articles, one duplicate, one from Switzerland.
And every title is the following: Etats-Unis: hommage solennel à Washington aux "victimes du communisme"