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Sunday, May 22, 2005
Maybe it is just me, but there seems to be a lot of interesting news in the world as of late
Most of these stories, such as a May 2 Knight Ridder Newspapers report by Mohammed al Dulaimy that says some Iraqi journalists accuse the new Iraqi government of freedom of abusing them for doing their job, I'm probably not going to get around to writing about.
One place I've ignored is Uzbekistan, which is of course my way of saying, I don't care. So at least several hundred people were killed in a protest. What difference does it make to me? I didn't know them. People die all the time. Get used to it. Besides it serves them right for being out on Friday the 13th.
Actually I am just mad that "freedom isn't free" bullshit is a fact of life when it comes to justifying the U.S. running other countries but these same people don't care about Uncle Sam fueling a repressive regime.
Democracy is great in theory but when people don't seem to mind a manipulative and dishonest government, it falls way short.