Some interesting parallels in the methods and geopolitical goals of the Bush administration and Lenin’s Bolsheviks:
Arch-conservative Moscow pundits perceive the Bush administration as guided by an idealistic notion of leading a global democratic revolution. Such aggressive idealism reminds the analysts of the Bolsheviks, who, shortly after staging their coup in 1917, vigorously pursued their fantasy of engineering a global communist revolution. Though polar opposites ideologically, the Bush administration and the Bolsheviks seem to share a zealously held belief in the righteousness of their cause, the Moscow analysts contend.
"The leader of the biggest world power [Bush] has actually turned himself into a champion of the world revolution," political scientist Boris Mezhuyev wrote....
The nationalist-minded analyst Aleksandr Tsipko – writing in an article tellingly titled "The Color Revolutions or The Revival of Bolshevism," and published in the newspaper Tribuna – explored the idealistic qualities shared by the Bush administration and Lenin’s Bolsheviks, especially concerning the "export of revolution."... [I]n practice the United States has operated in the former Soviet Union and elsewhere, including Iraq, by relying on the quintessentially Bolshevist principle that holds "the ends justifies the means." Behind it "is the same [Bolshevist-type] system of ethics that deems moral everything that serves U.S. interests and the same Bolshevist indifference to the value of human life," Tsipko said.
Thanks to Alina Stefanescu for the link.