Sunday, June 19, 2005

Deluded in Azerbaijan

From The [U.K.] Guardian: Opposition Stages Big Rally in Azerbaijan
Thousands of demonstrators chanting "Freedom" and carrying portraits of President Bush marched across Azerbaijan's capital Saturday, demanding the resignation of the government and free parliamentary elections - in the biggest protest in years.
These poor deluded people! They actually think bush wants them to have a democracy! How absurd! He doesn't even want us to have a democracy!

Oh, and guess what?
Azerbaijan, a mostly Muslim country of 8.3 million, is the starting point of the key pipeline that Washington says will reduce dependence on oil from the Middle East. The country also is a U.S. ally in the war on terrorism, with troops in Iraq.
Opposition groups in countries which are allied with the U.S. had better watch out. Washington does not have your backs! Remember Uzbekistan!