October 25, 2008

IT'S BEEN THIRTY YEARS...:

McCain's Private Visit With Chilean Dictator Pinochet Revealed For First Time (John Dinges, 10/24/08, Huffington Post)

John McCain, who has harshly criticized the idea of sitting down with dictators without pre-conditions, appears to have done just that. In 1985, McCain traveled to Chile for a friendly meeting with Chile's military ruler, General Augusto Pinochet, one of the world's most notorious violators of human rights credited with killing more than 3,000 civilians and jailing tens of thousands of others.

The private meeting between McCain and dictator Pinochet has gone previously un-reported anywhere.

According to a declassified U.S. Embassy cable secured by The Huffington Post, McCain described the meeting with Pinochet "as friendly and at times warm, but noted that Pinochet does seem obsessed with the threat of communism."


...has Mr. Dinges still not read Dictatorships and Double Standards? Here's a handy guide to the difference between William Ayers and Augusto Pinochet: the Left has to publicly disavow what Ayers did while the Right is proud of what the General did, save Chile from communism and make it a thriving democracy.

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