Madmen, tyrants and dictators
Ugandan president Idi Amin was a monster who has been accused of genocide and even cannibalism. Amin's rule was characterized by human rights abuse, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption, and gross economic mismanagement. The number of people killed as a result of his regime is estimated by international observers and human rights groups to range from 100,000 to 500,000. However, observes Alter-Gilbert, he earned the gratitude of British manufacturers because of his fondness for anything made in England, including planeloads of Scotch whiskey and English ale. He created a considerable financial boon for a number of British manufacturers and exporters with enormous orders of impressive-looking military and civilian decorations manufactured by the bushel, which Amin magnanimously passed out like candy.