Monday, December 03, 2007

Dictator week!

Voters in Venezuela say no to Hugo Chávez's bid to become president for life, fueling speculation if the one time military coupster will bypass the ballot box next time and simply go the more traditional route to seizing unlimited power.

On the other end of the spectrum, Pakistan's military strongman Pervez Musharraf has stepped down from his military position, hoping to hang on in what's sure to be an insanely rigged election in January. Trading on the political unpopularity of his opponents won't hurt, either.

And lest he think we've forgotten about him, Vladimir Putin has secured his efforts to keep running Russia behind the scenes after his term as president ends. Czarism, anyone?

And yes, I'm back! It's been a busy couple of weeks for me, but everything has settled down. 2008 promises to be every bit the golden age for dictators that 2007 has been, and DotW will be here to enjoy every second of it.


John said...

Last time I checked Chavez is a democratically elected president. You may not like his policies, but that doesn't change this fact.

Hell, to me G.W. Bush was a fascist mass murderer, but this doesn't change the fact that he was democratically elected. No? He wasn't? Well, then why don't you try to change the dictatorships closer to your own home???

Chavez was, and is, the democratically elected president of his country. So stop whining. If you don't like his policies don't go to Venezuela. Or do you think that every president in the world has to make policies that please you and your own countrymen?

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Yohannes Hadgu said...

Hugo Chavez? dicatatorship? just becausezs omeone is opposed to US interest, spoke out against US aggressive policies, you going call him dicatatorship? he democratically elected president of venezula. three times in fact. go ask the opposition partys of Venezuela.