THE TRUTH HURTS: London Mayor Ken Livingstone has never been one to keep his opinions to himself. He has been widely criticized since the London bombings for statements such as this:

"We have propped up unsavory governments, we have overthrown ones that we didn't consider sympathetic. I think the particular problem we have at the moment is that in the 1980s the Americans recruited and trained Osama bin Laden, taught him how to kill, to make bombs and sent him off to kill the Russians in Afghanistan and they didn't give any thought to the fact that once he'd done that, he might turn on his creators."

While Ken might be a bit off on other ideas (including his over-simplification of the ongoing war between Israel and Palestine) he summarizes the US's dealings with Osama bin Laden perfectly.


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