Lt. General Ion Mihai Pacepa's statement follows:
"Thirty-one years ago I paid with two-death sentences--from Communist Romania--for my desire to break with Marxism and become a citizen of the greatest country on earth. All former Soviet satellites have now 'defected' from Marx's socialism, which had transformed a third of the world into an abysmal 20th century feudalism. Great Britain, Italy, Germany, France and Greece have also abandoned their ruinous experiments with Marx's socialism.
General Ioan Mihai Pacepa, former chief of the Romanian foreign intelligence service and confident of the Ceausescu couple.
His defection to the West proved to be a major blow to all communist dictators and an invaluable asset that helped Ronald Reagan better understand the inner workings of communist regimes and in the end, win the Cold War.
"Alas, now the virus of Marxism with its fatal governmental takeovers has started infecting our shores. If the Democratic Party has its way, it will transform the United States into a socialist country in all but name. The 2010 elections could prevent that catastrophe from happening.
You think a guy like Gen. Pacepa has enough expertise to recognize Marxists when he sees them?