Syria is Learning From Us!
President Bush has been known to boast a little bit, about how the Iraq
War has caused other countries in the Middle East to adopt a style of
government that is more like the one we have here in the United States.
A recent NYT article provides yet another example of this.
Syrian Critic Is Accused of Treason
By The New York Times
Published: January 1, 2006
LONDON, Dec. 31 - The Syrian Parliament called on the government on Saturday to indict former Vice President Abdel-Halim Khaddam on treason and corruption charges over his televised criticism of President Bashar al-Assad the day before.
In a meeting that was broadcast live, lawmakers excoriated Mr. Khaddam for insulting Syrian pride and accused him of corruption and treason. Even his decision to live in France since his forced resignation six months ago drew cries of betrayal.
So, a politician goes public with criticisms of the ruling elite.
The ruling elite immediately brand him a traitor and try to take him down.
See, they are getting to be just like us
. Congratulations, Mr. Bush! Your tactics are are getting to be rather popular!
posted by : Joseph j7uy5