Wednesday, May 03, 2006

USA - pot calling kettle black

THE US Department of State has expressed concern over the rampant corruption at the Bureaus of Customs and Immigration [Philippines] which could compromise the country's anti-terror campaign and render it vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

I always get a kick out of the US administration, and the World Bank for that matter, attacking the corruption of other countries. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
Doubly amusing is, unlike the USA who had to manufacture a terrorist threat for domestic political reasons, the Philippines have faced internal terrorist threat for years.
As to the corruption aspect, I guess the US powers would really like to use their great expertise in that area to increase the market for their home grown methods.

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