I found this on the internet yesterday:
Afghanistan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has found one important Western cheerleader.
Last year, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair appeared in a dreary neo-Stalinist propaganda video produced by a Kazakh TV station and exclaimed that Nazarbayev had displayed "the toughness necessary to take the decisions to put the country on the right path." The movie features extensive interviews with Nazarbayev and Western energy executives praising him, as well as fawning interventions from Blair. "In the work that I do there, I've found them really smart people, capable, very determined, and very proud of their country," he enthuses.
Why is Tony Blair, the man who embodied liberal hawkishness and democracy promotion, shilling for these dictatorships?
Perhaps it doesn't hurt that ...