US support for Saudis belies claims of supporting democracy

Santa Cruz Sentinel February 20, 2015
One of the greatest myths regarding U.S. foreign policy is the idea that the U.S. government supports democracy. In reality, under both Republican and Democratic administrations, the United States remains the world’s No. 1 military, financial, and diplomatic supporter of authoritarian regimes and occupying armies. Indeed, the single largest recipient of U.S. military hardware is one of the world’s most repressive regimes: the totalitarian, theocratic, misogynist dictatorship of Saudi Arabia…