United States: Supporter of democracy?

There’s been a dirty election in Kenya (Death toll mounts over Kenyan president’s re-election), and guess who the US government is supporting?

But the US, which cooperates closely with the Kibaki government on anti-terrorism matters, congratulated the president on his re-election and said it supported the electoral commission’s decision. Robert McInturff, a state department spokesman, said: “The United States congratulates the winners and is calling for calm, and for Kenyans to abide by the results declared by the election commission.”

Oh yeah, doesn’t that make me proud to be an American (as if our long history of propping up dictators wasn’t bad enough).

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