The "Bush Doctrine" Around the World
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A brutal dictator kills and tortures his people and has close ties to Al Quaeda. He also has the quiet support of George W. Bush. Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia and working hard to return there, is the only indicted war criminal in the world that led a nation and is escaping justice. And Bush, for some reason, is helping him.
Is Charles Taylor just one notorious example of the application of the “Bush Doctrine” around the world, which provides freedom and democracy . . . for all oil-producing countries headed by dictators who won’t sell to the United States?
As for oil-rich dictatorships (like Equitorial Guinea) or genocidal dictatatorships without oil (like Sudan), their people just don’t deserve freedom and democracy. Do they?