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Reid: Hu a 'Dictator'

Oops! A day before President Obama welcomed Chinese President Hu Jintao to the White House, Sen. Harry Reid called the visiting dignitary a “dictator.” In a televised interview in Nevada on Tuesday, the Nevada Democrat said: "I am going to go back to Washington tomorrow and meet with the President of China. He is a dictator. He can do a lot of things through the form of government they have." It's not the first time Reid has thrown around the label: When discussing the import of renewable energy in Nevada's economy, Reid said, "We cannot continue to beholden these foreign dictators who are giving us 70 percent of our oil."

January 19, 2011 7:37 AM