How Bush AND Elliott Abrams promoted democracy in the Middle East

Bush with Saudi king

"Elliott Abrams, who was a State Department official in the Reagan administration when the Democratic and Republican groups were created, said it was expected that pro-democracy work might provoke complaints from the likes of Vladimir V. Putin of Russia or Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.
“We ought to have friction with every repressive regime,” Mr. Abrams said. “The U.S. should be supporting democracy with more than just speeches.”"

Posted on February 7, 2012 by As'ad