Sunday, November 11, 2007

Georgia declares a state of emergency

It seems that another ally in the region isn't so democratic. It makes you wonder how we can be spreading democracy when we're allied with despots.
TBILISI, Georgia, Nov. 10 — Anticipating demands from a senior American diplomat that he immediately lift a state of emergency, President Mikheil Saakashvili said Saturday that the emergency decree would remain in effect as long as the Georgian government deemed it necessary.

President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia during a meeting with businesspeople on Saturday in his office in the capital, Tbilisi.

In comments broadcast on Georgian state television, Mr. Saakashvili said he would probably lift the decree within days, but said he would not be influenced by “somebody’s recommendation” in making that decision.

“We know better what is good for Georgia,” he said.


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