Monday, December 11, 2006

It seemed like a good idea at the time

I gagged on my morning mocha (thanks Lindsay) this morning while reading a statement from the White House about the death of former Chilean Augusto Pinochet.A White House spokesman is reported as saying:
“Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship in Chile represented one of the most difficult
periods in that nation's history. Our thoughts today are with the victims of his
reign and their families. We commend the people of Chile for building a society
based on freedom, the rule of law and respect for human rights.”

An apology, perhaps, would have been nice, considering the 1973 US Government supported the fricking coup in the first place. Anything’s better than the commies, don’t you know?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your hospitality Kate, the pleasure was all mine, I'm sure.

Oh, and thanks for saving Bolto from himself - as any good friend would.

I'm pretty sure I won't darken your cyber-doorstep again. xxx