Thursday, November 27, 2003

With Friends like US…

From the BBC:

Shevardnadze Says US Betrayed Him

The ousted Georgian president, Eduard Shevardnadze, has said he feels let down by the United States, who he says helped to remove him from power.

Mr Shevardnadze said he could not understand why he had been abandoned after giving Washington full support in foreign policy, including on Iraq.

He said that he resigned when he saw a crackdown would only lead to bloodshed.

He left after opposition protests against flawed elections led to a takeover of parliament last weekend.

Is it any wonder why nobody likes us?