Wednesday, February 7, 2007
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There's no partisanship in Turkmenistan!
The hard-working staff here at danieldrezner.com has demanded that your humble blogger be declared the Turkmenbashi of the Blogosphere by universal assent. I hereby accept that mandate for the day -- which makes it about as legitimate as the last guy to accept this title.
In honor of the old Turkmenbashi, I hereby decree to spend the day posting about the remaining totalitarian dictatorships in the world.
OK, so let's see....Zimbabwe? Yep, got that one. Hey, let's check up on Turkmenistan itself!
Of course, they're hold a presidential election, so they might fall from totalitarian status. However, if this report from Peter Finn of the Washington Post Foreign Service is any indication, it's a presidential election that warms the cockles of the Turkmenbashi's heart:
Six presidential candidates are barnstorming the country and holding public meetings to talk about improving education, reforming health care, ensuring adequate pensions and boosting agriculture.The Turkmenbashi of the blogosphere applauds the measures taken to eliminate the petty squabbles that come with partisanship and political competition. posted by Dan on 02.07.07 at 08:50 AM
Saudi Arabia is the world's worst totalitarian dictatorship. But of course, they are an American sponsored and supported one, so they are "moderate".posted by: Joe M. on 02.07.07 at 08:50 AM [permalink]
Yea, Dan. Stop being such a Saudi apologist. What are you, some kind of Bush administration schill?posted by: adam on 02.07.07 at 08:50 AM [permalink]
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