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06-12-2007, 01:00 PM
"The world has been reluctant to acknowledge the horrors of Communism... Now at last they will be memorialized (http://www.victimsofcommunism.org/)." - Washington Times

The Victims of Communism Memorial will be dedicated on Tuesday morning, June 12, 2007, in Washington, D.C. Rep. Tom Lantos, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will give the keynote address while Rep. Dana Rohrabacher will deliver remarks. President George W. Bush has also been invited to speak. A crowd of 1,000 including Congressional leaders, members of the diplomatic corps, ethnic leaders, foreign dignitaries, and Memorial supporters, is expected to attend the historic event.

The Evil We Overcame (http://www.nysun.com/article/56197?page_no=1) - The New York Sun

Russia continues to pose a threat to its neighbors. According to a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, Irwin Stelzer, "Missiles and a nuclear umbrella might have prevented the Red army from rolling across Europe, but they are no match for supply cut-offs that can throw Western economies into recession, and force German, Austrian, French and Italian consumers to freeze in the dark."

When Mr. Putin visits the Bush family home in Kennebunkport, Maine, in early July, Mr. Bush might want to tell him about the Victims of Communism , why it stands in Washington, and ask him why there is none like it in Moscow. Mr. Bush should have a simple message: communism and despotism failed in the past and they will fail in the future as well.

Incapable of fully comprehending the scale of evil and destruction caused by communism, we in America can only build a monument to the memory of its victims. In Russia, the very land is a silent memorial to the millions crushed by evil governments. Will Mr. Putin's name be added to the list of despots cursed by the dead, or is there still time for him to change Russia's course?

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