General Idi Amin
Why was Idi Amin so vilified? He was an ally of the US, France and Israel until:
- he became the strongest leader in Africa, a model for all Africa
- he sided with the Arabs and with Palestine
- he expelled the Jews from Uganda (who had nearly bankrupted the country)
After he did these things, he all of a sudden became "a child-sacrificing cannibal". Suspicious or not? I know he was a dictator, but he made Uganda a internationally significant player and a regional power in all Africa.