"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons." Bertrand Russell

Friday, June 24, 2005

Never trust a leftie

Dear Ms. Phillips,

If it is true that "America's mission [is] to spread democracy" under Bush's foreign policy of "liberal intervention" then how do you explain the present US administration's support for the Uzbekistan leadership?

A government that orders the murder of hundreds of demonstrators and uses torture techniques including "the use of boiling water and electric shocks on genitals, as well as plucking off fingernails and toenails with pliers." Surely this is an alliance that does not coincide with the spreading of democracy.

The US has not been shy in making this friendship public either, Uzbekistan is "a strong supporter of US military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq and of the global war against terror" and the US "in turn, values Uzbekistan as a stable, moderate force in a turbulent region". Explaining why the US has given Uzbekistan more than $500 million for border control and other security measures.

While the US/UK administration has a long and rich history of siding with dictators, despots and criminals, their new venture in Iraq is quickly being exposed for the lie it is.

While those that have been the "reactionary supporters of murderous and tyrannical 'stability'" for many years now, those involved in the sale of Iraqi oil through Turkey, those that sold the crazed Saddam the weapons that enabled him to murder thousands of 'his' people, all escape your tempestuous pen. It is left to the 'left', an entity that has eluded any real definition, to take the blame.

Could your arguments be better directed towards something existent?

Yours sincerely,

1. http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/world/
2. http://www.melaniephillips.com/diary/