Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Let's Look in the Hoover...Again

So Putin is visiting Iran. I wonder where NPR might turn for a little insight on this...I know, how about another far right think tank - how novel!

How stupid does Mike Shuster and NPR think you are? Well, consider this little nugget of expert analysis about Russia and Iran from Michael McFaul of the rightwing Hoover Institution (see this entry from PFAW):

"Both countries have very rather difficult relationships with the West right now because of the way that they organize their regimes, neither are considered by western standards to be democracies."

See, it has nothing to do with all of our oil and natural gas that Iran and Russia happen to be sitting on. No it's that they are not democracies - and we all know how the US deals with authoritarian dictatorships.

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