James Zogby: Bahrain “beacon of democratic reform”

Zogby in the "beacon of democratic reform"

As Sheikh Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa’s mercenaries and thugs shoot and kill unarmed protesters in Manama this is a good time to remember what James Zogby said about the regime in Bahrain during a visit organized by the American embassy in 2004.

I talk a lot about Bahrain back in the US. I’ve been here many times before. I’ve seen the changes going on but there’s much story to tell about Bahrain. They say ‘great things come in little packages’ – that ought to be Bahrain’s motto…The country is a beacon of democratic reform…Bahrain is making changes, opening up and making improvements to allow political discussion.

When “Shake Haamed” is deposed Zogby will congratulate the people of Bahrain on their new won freedom.