In February of this year, Parade magazine released its annual list of the world's 10 worst dictators. Number 4 on that list was China's Hu Jintao. Jintao (or Hu, if you're nasty) is responsible for putting 250,000 Chinese in labor and "re-education" camps and for executing more people than all other nations in the world combined, including Texas and Florida. Hu's government is also responsible for controlling all media and Internet use and for putting dissenters in jail where they are tortured (and, likely, executed).

Alas, our number 4 is Hu Jintao, a man certainly related to the guy running the laundromat we visited this morning. Not bad, Hu, but better luck next year. We hear the top 3 dictators all get prizes, some of which are wives.

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