"There are no longer any democratic violations to criticise because there is no longer any democracy":
I'm prone to agree with Chuck Rangel, with or without the supposed "kidnapping": the 2004 coup in Haiti has been added to a document that really is getting too long. Other's call it "reluctant to tackle new hot spots", very amusing.
your turing test:
Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
the good book
and other cultural