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incessant, almost always misguided, attempts to determine how other
people should govern themselves; its secret support for fascists (e.g.,
Greece under George Papadopoulos), militarists (e.g., Chile under Gen.
Augusto Pinochet), and murderers (e.g., the Congo under Joseph Mobutu);
its uncritical support of death squads (El Salvador) and religious
fanatics (Muslim fundamentalists in Afghanistan) -- all these and more
activities combined to pepper the world with blowback movements against
the United States.
Nothing has done more to undercut the reputation of the United States
than the CIA's 'clandestine' (only in terms of the American people)
murders of the presidents of South Vietnam and the Congo, its ravishing
of the governments of Iran, Indonesia (three times), South Korea
(twice), all of the Indochinese states, virtually every government in
Latin America, and Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The deaths from these
armed assaults run into the millions. After 9/11, President Bush asked 'Why do they hate us?' From Iran (1953) to Iraq (2003), the better
question would be, 'Who does not?'"