Every time the US government wants to discredit another country government they call the president [or whomever] a dictator and this is supposes to discredit the other person. Like calling President Putin a dictator when he we elected and has probably the highest liking of his people. Or Syrian president Bashar Hafez al-Assad who was also elected and has the backing of the people. On the other hand some of the most stable and best governments were dictatorships for example Libya who had the highest standard of living in Africa free medical, free education, no interest loads from the bank, and the government help with homes for newlyweds also paid for half of your new car. If what you wanted the government could not supply [health & education] they sent you out of the country. It is funny you never heard that when they were bombing them. Countries Like Iraq had no problem until some on started a lie saying they had weapons of mass destruction then they needed to kill them all. I live in the Dominican Republic where there was a dictator Rafael Trujillo he was in power for 30 years Trujillo's rule brought the country a great deal of stability and prosperity throughout his 30-year reign. He was very brutal to people who broke the law and also very hard on illegal immigration if you read the history he was made out as very bad guy. If you speak with the people who lived here during his reign you get a different story. I have talked to many people that wish he was back he took land from the rich and gave the rights to poor people to farm, most of all the infrastructure is from the time he was in power roads, bridges, electricity and water supply. Most of these are slowly falling apart. I talk to a man in Puerto Plata on day that had a store in that era and said if you dropped your wallet in the street you could go back the next day and pick it up that is how safe it was.