ABC News- Gorbachev â€˜Thawed Cold War’ –Scolds Americans
By: Warner Todd Huston
Gorbie is wagging his finger at that big, bad U.S.A. and ABC News is helping him do it.
In a piece by Claire Shipman, Mikhail Gorbachev is claiming that we â€Americans Have a Severe Diseaseâ€ because we see ourselves as â€œwinnersâ€, but that Russiaâ€™s attacks on democracy are just â€œsome mistakesâ€ made.
And once again, Ronald Reagan — the man who REALLY ended the Cold War — is ignored by a fawning media falling all over itself to genuflect at the feet of failed leader, Mikhail Gorbachev.
The pieces starts with this idiotic paragraph:
â€œMikhail Gorbachev is generally regarded as the man who broke down the â€˜iron curtainâ€™ that separated the communist world from the West and thawed the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.â€
No, Mz. Shipman, only the MSM imagines that Gorbie broke down the Iron Curtin. Anyone with any knowledge of the era knows it was the strength and good sense of Ronald Reagan that ended the Cold War and set the Soviets on the path of their last steps to dissolution.
To be fair, Gorbie did lightly scold Russian president Vladimir Putin â€¦ but only lightly.
Gorbachev said of Putin, “Putin has used and he will continue to use authoritarian measuresâ€¦â€ But Gorbachev is sure that everything is going fine, just the same. â€œâ€¦ but Russia will form a democracy. I know Vladimir Putin. He is a moral personâ€, Gorbachev concluded.
Yet, this â€œmoral manâ€ has cancelled elections, used his government to forcibly take over private businesses, jailed competitors and shored up a neighboring authoritarian, anti-democratic regime.
And of these many mistakes Gorbachev says â€œso what?â€
“We have made some mistakes,” he said, referring to recent attacks on Russia’s democracy. “So what? Please don’t put even more obstacles in our way. Do you really think you are smarter than we are?”
But for the leaders of the country that has freed a people, helped set up and foster elections, and fought terror all across the world, Gorbachev has nothing but harsh words.
According to Gorbieâ€¦
Rumsfeld and Vice President Cheney are, “â€¦ are just hawks protecting the interests of the military — shallow people,”
And he â€œwrylyâ€ said of Bush, “He’s very determined. You can’t say he does not have character.”
But he reserves his worst criticism for the entire American people. “Americans have a severe disease — worse than AIDS. It’s called the winner’s complex,” Gorbie opined.
The Gorbie love ends with his last statement, “I want my grandchildren to live in a democratic country — in a peaceful world. But it’s hard to imagine because there are so many answers we still need to find.”
I donâ€™t doubt that it is â€œhardâ€ for him â€œto imagineâ€ since he excuses the anti-democratic actions of Putin but thinks the pro-democratic actions of the U.S.A. is a bad thing!
And leave it to the MSM to slavishly listen to this old crankâ€™s nonsense.