In spite of his predictable hyperbole, Nader aptly criticized U.S. foreign policy, stating that we should stop our support for “oligarchs who brutalize their people.” I agree with him completely. Yet presently, Saddam Hussein has no greater friends in the United States than the anti-war movement. While hawks urge Saddam’s removal, it is the anti-war movement whose efforts aim to keep the tyrant in power. True, the United States has a questionable history with regard to propping up dictators around the world. But in the case of Iraq, Nader and the anti-war movement state that this policy should remain unchanged — for the sake of consistency I guess.

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