…and stop allying ourselves with those that do!
These are some very apt (paraphrased) words of one of the all-time most hated critics of US foreign policy among cheap laborites – Noam Chomsky. Now before the cheap laborites of this website begin with the ad-hominem attacks, let me get to a specific case which underscores Chomsky’s words - that of the Bush government’s reprehensible relationship with the brutal and tyrannical regime of Karimov of Uzbekistan, a man described as “every bit as bad as Saddam” by former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray.
In this in-depth interview with Amy Goodman, Murray describes the long-standing friendly relationship of Bush with Uzbec dictator Karimov – hooked up by none other than the infamous Kenneth Lay of Enron, who introduced then governor Bush to Uzbec ambassador Safayev to conclude a billion-dollar gas deal.
[quote]Karimov is one of the most vicious dictators in the world, a man who is responsible for the death of thousands of people. Prisoners are boiled to death in Uzbek jails. And he was a guest in the White House in 2002. It’s very easy to find photos of George Bush shaking Karimov’s hand. Rumsfeld is particularly chummy with Karimov, so