I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Comics taught me that those who speak the truth are heroes, all the rest are liars.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

I Meant To Say That!

When the hated despots of nations like Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan loot
their countries' treasuries, transfer their oil wealth to personal Swiss bank
accounts and use the rest to finance (in the House of Saud's case) terrorist
extremists, American politicians praise them as trusted friends and allies. But
when a democratically elected populist president uses Venezuela's oil profits to
lift poor people out of poverty, they accuse him of pandering.
Ted Rall

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