Sunday | March 23, 2003
Brutal dictator in the "Coalition of the Willing"
It's hard to take the Chickenhawk brigades seriously when they rant about Saddam's "brutal regime", when the US names Uzbekistan amongst its "coalition of the willing". From the State Department:
Uzbekistan does not have a free press, and it does not have a democracy. Political opponents have been driven from office. Many have fled, and others have been arrested. Some have been murdered in detention. The police force and the intelligence service use torture as a routine investigation technique.Not only does the US tolerate this brutal repressive regime, but it proudly lists it as an "ally". Posted March 23, 2003 10:34 AM | Comments (28)