the white man's burden as a boy.
When the Stasi's offices in Berlin were attacked by protesters in 1989, Vladimir Putin is supposed to have defended the repressive apparatus's files, brandishing a pistol before the crowd. Can you see British PM Cameron, or Barack Obama, or US defence secretary Robert Gates doing the same at the offices of the Egyptian secret police. And yet seeing those files from their no 1 renditioning torturer made public is as disastrous for the US as the Stasi files for the old Honecker regime
suburban reprisals in Libya