Bush Administration Welcomes the Kyrgyz Revolution

by Laurence on 3/29/2005 · 2 comments

Also on Eurasianet, Ariel Cohen of the Heritage Foundation reviews the American President’s support for the opposition.

Events in Kyrgyzstan help justify Washington’s pursuit of the “Bush Doctrine,” or the globalization of American democratic values, Bush administration supporters contend. Many of those associated with the Republican Party establishment believe the Bush Doctrine served as a major source of inspiration for Kyrgyzstan’s popular protest movement, which began amid allegations of vote-manipulation during the country’s recent parliamentary election.

And apparently Bush is threatening Karimov and Turkmenbashi…

A high-level US National Security Council official suggests that Karimov, Niyazov and other authoritarian leaders may be digging their own political graves with their absolute refusal to ease up on repression and to encourage reforms in their respective nations.


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Soldier's Dad March 29, 2005 at 8:07 pm

If the Bush doctrine is defined as “Anyone who suppresses peaceful protest with tanks or poison gas risks a cruise missle up his back side or worse” then yes, the doctrine is working.

The NGO’s deserve a lot of credit as well.

Nathan March 29, 2005 at 8:32 pm

And apparently Bush is threatening Karimov and Turkmenbashi…

Or feels threatened by the potential chaos that could accompany a public backlash against these leaders. It got bad in Kokand last year and it was 100% the result of Karimov’s policies. He’s playing a risky game.

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