Petter Reinholdtsen

Self-appointed leaders of the Free World
22nd March 2018

The leaders of the worlds have started to congratulate the re-elected Russian head of state, and this causes some criticism. I am though a little fascinated by a comment from USA senator John McCain, sited by The Hill and others:

"An American president does not lead the Free World by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections."

While I totally agree with the senator here, the way the quote is phrased make me suspect that he is unaware of the simple fact that USA have not lead the Free World since at least before its government kidnapped a completely innocent Canadian citizen in transit on his way home to Canada via John F. Kennedy International Airport in September 2002 and sent him to be tortured in Syria for a year.

USA might be running ahead, but the path they are taking is not the one taken by any Free World.

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