whenever faced with questions like "where are those wmd's you told us about"? or "what are acheiving in iraq"? the neocon adminstration would repeat the same argument "arent you glad that we've rid the iraqi people and the world from a brutal dictator"?
a dictator? hmmm,that's weird ,because for someone who knows as little about history as i do , i can recall the following:
this us backed and still back a neighbour of iraq named saudi arabia, the prison state, a corrupt monarchy who just happen to be this president as well as his dad's business associates.
and just to the north of iraq there's another dictatorship called the jordanian royal family who is also backed by the us for a clear and simple reason , they are best friends with israel.
not to mention ofcourse the dictatorship in egypt that receives the second largest us aid.
on the other hand, the same adminstration that was so concerned with democracy to the extent that it invaded a soverign country in order to impose it , engineered a coup d'etat in 2002 against an elected president called hugo chavez.
not to mention its ongoing demonization of another elected president , iran's ahmedi najad who got 60% of the votes of his people (that's more than george bush ever got, even by an election fraud)
some people may call this "selective morality" i call it what it is : hypocrisy and double standards.