Monday, May 16, 2005

Just in case you thought the Bush administration's hypocrisy was in doubt

In Uzbekistan on Friday, troops shot at unarmed protesters, killing several hundred people. The country has a strong alliance with the US. The Uzbeki government says they were only shooting at radical Islamic terrorists. Most credible news sources, however, say the protest was economic in nature, with the vast majority of the protesters simply citizens complaining about the extreme poverty they are living in. Pressure has the US government now deriding the extreme Uzbeki dictatorship. Still this all begs the question: why is the current US government all buddy-buddy (including supplying arms) with such a brutal dictatorship, while at the same time invading another in the name of "freedom and democracy"?

A bit of a run down of what bloggers are saying.

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