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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Historically, Bush is a fan of insurgencies

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - President Bush paid homage to Hungary's failed 1956 uprising against Soviet rule on Thursday and hailed its commitment to democracy in a region that was long dominated by Russia.
Bush, who visits Russia next month at a time when Washington is accusing Moscow of backsliding on democracy, praised the courage of Hungarians who rose up against communist rule in 1956 before resistance was crushed by Soviet tanks.

"I am here to celebrate the 1956 revolution. The idea of a revolution is celebrating the notion that all men and women should be free," Bush said at the start of talks with Hungarian President Laszlo Solyom.
Yeah. That's what revolutions are all about--celebration. Especially revolutions crushed by invading superpowers. Just one big party.