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Gorbachev sounds off on border, Bush, Iraq
laurascott | October 19, 2006 at 08:31 pmby
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MIDLAND, Texas — Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev compares the United States' proposed 700-mile wall on the U.S.-Mexican border to the Berlin Wall.
Addressing a news conference at University of Texas of the Permian Basin's Center for Energy and Economic Diversification, Gorbachev was by turns serious and flippant.
"You remember President Reagan standing in Berlin and saying, 'This wall should be torn down,' " said the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize winner, the last leader of the Soviet Union.
"Now the United States seems to be building almost the Wall of China between itself and this other nation with which it has been associated for many decades and has had cooperation and interaction with.