When pro-US tyrants topple

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February 10, 2011
Cato Institute
by Ted Galen Carpenter  
Posted in Commentary

"Mubarak's fate today may indeed only reinforce the lesson of history. Washington has almost always been embarrassed — or worse — by its long-time support of authoritarian rulers. Though there are times when Washington may need to make common cause with unsavory regimes to protect crucial U.S. interests — those occasions should be the exception rather than the rule." (02/08/11)

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=12768  

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