So Gerald Ford is dead. Of all the mainstream stories about him, I wonder how many will mention that he gave Indonesia a green light to invade East Timor on December 6, 1975? And that Indonesia eventually killed more than 200,000 Timorese? (Ford’s specific words to Indonesia’s ruler Suharto were: “We will understand and will not press you on the issue.”)
I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess the number is zero.