Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Pot Is Calling The Kettle Black


Rice worried by Putin's broad powers

By MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press Writer 11 minutes ago (10/13/07)

The Russian government under Vladimir Putin has amassed so much central authority that the power-grab may undermine Moscow's commitment to democracy, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday.

"In any country, if you don't have countervailing institutions, the power of any one president is problematic for democratic development," Rice told reporters after meeting with human-rights activists.


Ya think?