Friday, November 18, 2011

Gloria Arroyo is Arrested. Boo yah!

How the mighty have fallen
A number of years ago I got the chance to visit the Human Rights Office in Manila.  They have a wall inside covered with pictures of people who have been tortured and killed by government goons under the reign of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

It is a humbling site.  There are journalists, environmentalists, union leaders, and those fighting to get people out of the sex industry up on that wall.

In the most pleasing news out of the Philippines for a long time, Arroyo has been arrested for electoral fraud, which could see her imprisoned for life.


Arroyo tried to flee the country under the guise of ill health.  She claims to have some sort of bone disease to which I call bullshit.

How the mighty have fallen
In reminds me of the pathetic sight of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on a hospital bed as he faced charges of conspiring to kill 800 of his fellow citizens during the uprising.

It seems that being a former dictator is bad for your health.

Former President Arroyo, I raise my glass to your upcoming incarceration.  Long may it last.

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