Wednesday, October 26, 2011


So, just who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan, the guy Herman Cain never heard of? Cain, you will recall, recently said:
"When they ask me who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan I'm going to say, 'You know, I don't know. Do you know?' ... Knowing who is the head of some of these small insignificant states around the world I don't think that is something that is critical to focusing on national security and getting this economy going."
Assuming he was making an ignorant and probably racist comment about Uzbekistan, the former Soviet republic, I have some news for him. The president of Uzbekistan is Islam Karimov, and he is a really bad guy. He runs the most repressive regime in the region, will not tolerate dissent, and is accused of many human rights abuses.

By the way, he's also an ally of the United States in our "war on terrorism," and has the wholehearted support of Vladimir Putin as well. Hey, Herman! You do know who Vladimir Putin is, don't you?

We shouldn't be surprised by Rush Limbaugh'ss praise of the Lord's Resistance Army for being "Christians... fighting Muslims," while ignoring the fact that the LRA is the most brutal terrorist paramilitary cult in central Africa. We all know that Rush is an asshole.

Cain, however, is running for President of the United States. Unlike Rush, he should not have the opportunity to revel in his ignorance.

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