You may think that idiot you voted for in the last election is a complete dick but at least you don’t live in a country ruled by one of the world’s most insane dictators as ranked by David Wallechinsky, author of “Tyrants: The World’s 20 Worst Living Dictators. Topping the list is Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, who is responsible for the slaughter of at least 180,000 civilians in Darfur and western Sudan. Second spot goes to North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il, who rules over the most tightly-controlled society on the planet today and has ranked dead last in political rights and civil liberties for the last 34 years in a row. The top 10 also includes Than Shwe (Burma), Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe), Islam Karimov (Uzbekistan), Hu Jintao (China), King Abdullah (Saudi Arabia), Saparmurat Niyazof (Turkmenistan), Seyed Ali Khamane’i (Iran) and Teodoro Obian Nguema (Equatorial Guinea). Read all about the various atrocities committed by these megalomaniacs at Parade.com. By the way, Wallechinsky points out that two bad-asses from last year’s list have dropped out of the top 10 , not because their conduct has improved but because other dictators have gotten worse. How reassuring...

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