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October 18, 2006
Gorbachev Denounces Border Wall
Posted by Dave Blount at October 18, 2006 8:24 AM
The Cold War's sore loser Mikhail Gorbachev still doesn't want to fade away gracefully. Yesterday he paid a call on Midland, Texas, where he compared a proposed 700-mile wall to help defend our border to the Berlin Wall that Reagan famously asked him to tear down.
Having utterly failed at running his own country, Gorby has decided to help us run ours:
I think what is really needed are ideas and proposals about how to improve that cooperation and work out all of those issues regarding immigration flows. I don't think the U.S. is so weak and so much lacks confidence as not to be able to find a different solution.
Mixing his snarky jibes in with the Al-Gore–style global warming hysteria he has taken to spewing, Gorby bizarrely remarked,
Maybe if global warming results in melting the ice in Greenland, there will be an island where those who would like to separate themselves from the rest of the world could live.
He also managed to blame Bush for Russia's problems:
As for economic, political and religious freedoms, we can say our country has pulled itself out of the past and is a free country. Unfortunately, there are some in the world who would not want Russia to move rapidly and stand on its feet and be a strong country, including quite a few people in this country and the administration.
Actually Russia, where journalists keep turning up dead, and where an ex-KGB man continues to consolidate control, really is a free country — compared to what it was under Gorbachev's communist thumb.
At the risk of belaboring the obvious, there is a difference between a wall built by communists to keep slaves from escaping, and a wall built by a free country to defend itself from invasion — similar to the difference between Gorbachev and his old nemesis Ronald Reagan. Naturally Gorby is the one who got the Nobel Peace Prize.