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Re: Hrušovský: Slovakia supports UN reforms, News briefs, September 19-25, 2005

I wonder what Hrušovský means by "democracy", an overused word that doesn't mean much in itself? And "terrorism", are we to include the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and in Iraq, "Operation Shock and Awe"?

Fine sounding words that if mentioned deflect attention from those who speak them. Hrušovský, like Bush, frequently uses the words "freedom", "democracy" and "terrorism", but never gives a convincing case for the way in which he uses them. They are just empty words of rhetoric, I suspect.

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