Cheating the hangman

Dennis Perrin examines the near-simultaneous passing of Augusto Pinochet and Jeane Kirkpatrick, here.

I’d forgotten this Jeane Kirkpatrick quote about the Maryknoll nuns raped and murdered by the Salvadoran National Guard in 1980:

“The nuns were not just nuns, they were political activists, and we should be very clear about that.”

EVEN BETTER: During the eighties the U.S. encouraged Chilean arms manufacturers to help arm Saddam Hussein. This effort was spearheaded by a man now forgotten by history named Robert Gates.