Sunday, May 08, 2005

President Bush is right

There's a sentence you don't write every day. But it would be churlish not to praise his speech in Lativa. The BBC reports:

President Bush has branded the former Soviet domination of eastern Europe one of "the greatest wrongs of history"...

Speaking in Riga, Latvia's capital, Mr Bush praised the Baltic nations of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania - now members of the EU and Nato - for keeping "a long vigil of suffering and hope" during almost 50 years of Soviet occupation.

While the end of World War II brought peace to these countries, it also brought "occupation and communist oppression", Mr Bush said after talks with the presidents of the three countries.

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