The youngest son of former Indonesia President Suharto, Hutomo \

(photo: AP / Achmad Ibrahim)
Back in 1995, Bill Clinton's White House eulogised President Suharto, Indonesia's military ruler at thetime, by describing him as "our kind of guy". That Suharto was a bloodthirsty dictator who had orchestrated a campaign of genocide in East Timor was deemed infinitely less significant byWashington strategists than his embrace of free-market economics. This week the EU's foreignministers have bestowed a similar honour on the leader of another repugnant regime – Uzbekistan'sIslam Karimov. In...

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