Friday, October 13, 2006

Gorbachev: US Won Cold War

Always sensitive to the claim that Ronald Reagan won the Cold War, Mikhail Gorbachev has never wanted to give the Gipper his full due. However, in a scathing criticism of the US, he inadvertently accedes to the truth. In the German paper Netzzeitung, Gorby stated, "Today our American friends are suffering from an illness worse than AIDS: and I would say this is victor's complex." He further posited that the U.S. and the rest of the West had squandered the opportunity to make the world a better place after the Berlin Wall fell and communism ended (or was swept into the dustbin of history, as Dutch presciently predicted).

Cf. http://reuters.myway.com/article/20061013/2006-10-13T160754Z_01_L13180540_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-RUSSIA-USA-GORBACHEV-DC.html.

2 comments:

grgb4 said...

If I had to choose between having AIDS and having "Victor's Complex", I do believe I'd have to go with "Victor's Complex."  

jakeho said...

In the case of the Cold War, we didn't have to take a shot. Of course, we got the complex: hopefully, we don't get cured.