America’s Unsavory Allies

Uri Friedman at FP has put together a list of some of our unsavory allies. Kind of painful to look at the photos of our leaders with theirs, but there are few alternatives.
Among those listed: Teodoro Obiang Nuguema Mbasogo (Equatorial Guinea), Islam Karimov (Uzbekistan), Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa (Bahrain), Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz (Saudi Arabia) and perhaps most disappointingly, Truong Tan Sang (Vietnam). The war is long over and we need to check China’s power in the South China Sea. I’m sure this pains many veterans, but is there an alternative?


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