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Friday, November 28, 2003

Georgia on my mind
On Wednesday, I discussed the recent regime change in the former Soviet republic of Georgia (not to confused with the former Confederate state of Georgia, except for comic effect). I quoted at length from a Monday article by Mark MacKinnon in the Canadian paper the Globe and Mail. The gist of the article was that the replacement of Eduard Shevardnadze's regime with that of Mikhail Saakashvili had lots of Bush empire fingerprints on it, including those of the master of the coup, James Baker.

But on Wednesday, MacKinnon reported that billionaire financier George Soros may have been the driving force behind the coup or whatever it was. Soros recently made headlines by making a $5 million contribution to and vowing to contribute substantially more of his huge fortune to the defeat of aWol in 2004.

Unfortunately, MacKinnon doesn't even attempt to reconcile the apparent discrepancy between his two reports. Was Soros working with the same Bushies he's trying to run out of office? Or was the first article simply incorrect? I did a quick Google search trying to find further explanation, without luck so far. Let me know if you see something interesting related to this.