Washington's worst every ally?

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Who is Washington's worst ally ever?

  1. Mobutu Sese (DR Congo)

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  2. The Shah of Iran

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  3. Augusto Pinochet (Chile)

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  4. Ferdinand Marcos (Philippines)

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  5. Samuel Doe (Liberia)

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  6. Suharto (Indonesia)

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  7. La Contra (Nicaragua)

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  8. Mujahadeen (Afghanistan)

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  1. Saigon
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    The US has had some staggeringly evil alies over the years. Which do you think is worst?

    Are there any of these alliances which are justifiable, either then or now?

    I'd say not myself - all reflected badly on the US, and did nothing to instill democratic values abroad.

    It's also interesting to note how many of these governments were favoured by Reagan - a man who seems to have been more than happy to be friends with any tinpot dictator.
     
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    Have you ever been to Saigon?
     
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    Sadam Hussein?
     
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    Israel?
     
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    Yes, of course.

    And if you are suggesting the various Saigon administrations the US supported there were their worst ever ally - that isn't a bad choice! Many of them were utterly hapless.
     
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    Israel is expensive and manipulative, and does occasionally indulge in some fairly nasty behaviour, but at the same it is hardly a fascist dictatorship a la Pinochet, Doe or Mobutu.
     
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    I think Washington's worst ally was Benedict Arnold [​IMG]
     
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    Nah I wasn't suggesting all them words of yours. I was going to ask iff you miss Saigon. Miss Saigon is a popular stage play.
     
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    Ah, ok!

    I wouldn't say I 'miss' Saigon - it's a fairly shitty, noisy city. But Viet Nam is stunning, just a wonderful country, and amazing people.
     
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    The USSR does not even make the list?

    lol
     

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