Thursday, February 19, 2009

Once a military commander, always a military commander (pt. 52)

If you want to delusional rants that would make Robert Mugabe blush, check out this al-Jazeera interview with Eritrean dictator Isaias Afewerki. In addition to calling al-Jazeera a mouthpiece of Washington, he also denied that there was any opposition inside Eritrea. Presumably, he meant there was no opposition outside Eritrea's prisons. In some cases, though, he lacked the spin of many other dictators. When asked when Eritrea would hold elections, he said maybe within two or three decades, maybe not. Not years, but decades.


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