16 October 2007

"Eat fascist death, flaming media pig!"


Ernests at Diena offers comment on the Government's reaction to the deliciously earthshaking speech by the US Ambassador to Latvia at the University today. The title of the cartoon is "Americans and other Sorosistas." The text: "We will not submit to foreign pressure, imperialist pig! Corruption is an inalienable part of our sovereign democracy!"

Another reaction -- the opposition party New Era is introducing a no confidence motion. Confidence on the part of most Latvians in this Government has long been below zero, and Ambassador Bailey's speech is a sign of just how bad things have gotten -- America rarely criticizes its staunch ally and these words are quite harsh, coming from a diplomat. (Okay, so the speech does contain a stellar example of American "self-criticism":
"NOW, PLEASE KNOW, AND YOU ARE HEARING THIS FROM ME, AMERICANS ARE NOT PERFECT IN THESE AREAS AND WE KNOW THAT")...

The title of the post is from Firesign Theatre. Hat tip to Aleksei for the cartoon!

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Wahabist said...

Wow...Having your commitment to democracy openly questioned by the perfectly coiffed dilettante wife of a big bucks RNC contributor is going to be pretty tough to live down...

Those were very strong words though. Very untypical of Bush's I "heart" New Europe diplomatic air kissings of recent past.

16 October, 2007 21:27  
Blogger Taras said...

That's quite a lecture on asymmetric criticism, coming from an envoy with zero clientitis.

20 October, 2007 18:58  

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