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Georgia "courageous young democracy" vs. election BS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ballot-box stuffing, beatings of opposition activists, biased news coverage and government officials campaigning for President Mikheil Saakashvili's party tainted Georgia's parliamentary elections this year, Europe's main election watchdog said on Tuesday.

The United States praised Georgia as a "courageous young democracy" after its brief war with Russia last month; but the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) ODIHR arm said there were many significant shortcomings in a May 21 election, when Saakashvili's party won a big majority.

Its final report was significantly tougher than the monitors' initial report, which described election day as calm and generally positive, although with some shortcomings."

more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080909/...rgia_osce_dc_1

And America supports this?
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as opposed to supporting what? The Kremlin Circle where apparently the KGB makes good Presidents and PMs?
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And America supports this?

What else do you expect though,

Just look at the state's own election fubar happening as we speak.

There's even pit discussions on the fact that the chosen VP pick burnt books and has a down syndrome baby and a child with a bun in the oven.

It doesn't surprise me at all they ignored the realities of how the president got elected.

Just look at the states election which are just a political reality show where the individual has to not only wade through the knee deep lies and spam but can't even count on the actual platform to be implemented.

I feel really bad for them.
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as opposed to supporting what? The Kremlin Circle where apparently the KGB makes good Presidents and PMs?

Looks like you get to choose between death and the devil.
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