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  •  here's another lovely quote (4.00)
    I watched George Bush talk today of Iraq and "dismantling the apparatus of terror... removing the torture chambers and the rape rooms". Yet when it comes to the Karimov regime, systematic torture and rape appear to be treated as peccadilloes, not to affect the relationship and to be downplayed in international fora. Double standards? Yes.

    Kinda takes the wind out of "the world is better off without Saddam" quotation.

    While we are trying one former dictator for torture and killings in 1982, we were handing over big sums of cash (.5 bil correct?) to a current dictator so that he can purchase more hot oil in which to boil his subjects...

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