Friday, January 21, 2005


Tyrants, Beware

That's the headline in today's Daily News, and quoting Bush's Re-Inaugural address:
The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands.
I thought I'd present a list of countries listed as "Not Free" by Freedom House, just so we know what we're signing on for:
*Afghanistan Algeria *Angola *Azerbaijan Belarus Bhutan Brunei Burma Cambodia Cameroon Central African Republic Chad China Congo Cote d'Ivorie Cuba Egypt Equatorial Guinea *Eritrea Guinea Haiti Iran Iraq Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Laos Lebanon Libya Maldives Mauritania North Korea Oman *Pakistan *Qatar Russia *Rwanda Saudi Arabia Somalia Sudan Swaziland Syria Tajikistan Togo Tunisia Turkmenistan United Arab Emirates *Uzbekistan Vietnam Zimbabwe
By the way, the countries with stars next to them are/were members of the "coalition" fighting for liberty in Afghanistan or Iraq, while denying it to their citizens at home. Maybe we could start with them?

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