Tuesday, August 02, 2005

The United States' tendency to go poking its nose into other countries business has gotten it into trouble yet again. This time it's Uzbekistan, which is one of those countries Bush couldn't find on a map drunk or sober. Come to think of it, neither could I, but that's besides the point.

The Uzbek government recently conducted a bloody crackdown on some protestors, killing several hundred of them. The US, apparently forgetting what it has been doing at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib, protested and has been pushing for an international inquiry into the deaths.

In response, the government of that small country, which just happens to border on Afghanistan, and has been allowing the nosy Americans to maintain a base essential to their ongoing operations in that country, has decided enough is enough and told the United States to pack up and get out.

Isn't this a bit like calling the cops because your landlord is having a loud party, then acting surprised when you find your crap out in the street the next morning?