Putin, Assad, & Duterte are criminals, not champions of the people

Those who consider Putin, Assad, & Duterte as champions of the people who are being demonized by the US really ought to consider how they determined that view. Just because the US expresses criticism does not make those guys freedom fighters.

Choosing political loyalties on the basis of any government’s antipathies makes hacks, not political thinkers out of even the most sincere.