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American way of dealing with Dictators

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posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 12:35 PM
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American way of dealing with Dictators


www.reuters.com

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The provenance of the famous quote is in dispute but the thinking behind it is alive and well in U.S. dealings with dictators: "He may be a son of a bitch but he is OUR son of a bitch."

Ascribed most frequently to the late president Franklin D. Roosevelt, the remark referred to a corrupt dictator, Nicaragua's Anastasio Somoza, who enjoyed U.S. backing because he served Washington's interests during the Cold War confrontation with the Soviet Union.
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posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 12:35 PM
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It's not a surprise, but at least some good facts to think on

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posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 01:00 PM
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That's the difference between idealism and realism. One would like to think that there's always a pleasant option/solution to every problem. Sometimes you're stuck with the lesser of 2 evils, and that's the best case scenario.



posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 04:53 PM
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Translation: Don't even think of cutting off aid to Pakistan, which has received close to $10 billion since the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.


and not just that: U.S. says not concerned about Pakisani nukes

at least Swiss government thinks of what might happen



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