26 July 2005

US Appears to Hold Manas

As soon as Bakiev was elected, he started calling for the US to pull out of its airbase in Manas. Donald Rumsfield has been in Kyrgyzstan for the last few days and, according to this article, has secured indefinite US use of the airbase.

I'm not too picky one way or the other about US military bases, but I am glad Bakiev changed his mind. I prefer to have the country I'm in have a somewhat positive policy toward the US.

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