There is a game plan… When there’s a favoured dictator and he’s getting into trouble, support him as long as possible. When it becomes impossible… send him off somewhere, issue ringing declarations about your love of democracy, and then try to restore the old regime, maybe with new names. And that’s done over and over again. It doesn’t always work… [but] that’s what’s going on in Egypt and Tunisia. – Noam Chomsky


What is about US Presidents and wana be Presidents, who want to be dictators but won’t let anyone else be either?  

“I’m not saying this [bailout bill] is the perfect answer. If I were dictator, which I always aspire to be, I would write it a little bit differently.”    

John McCain

“A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there’s no question about it. “

George W. Bush