Sunday, April 20, 2003

Colin Powell has stated that he regretted the efforts of the United States of America in 1973 to depose the lawfully elected President Salvador Allende of Chile and replace him with thug, mass murderer, and American-stooge Pinochet (Powell didn't use quite those words). Would this be the same United States of America that as recently as last November attempted to appoint the architect of that plan, Henry Kissinger, as chairman of the commission investigating the events of September 11? In any event, William D. Rogers, who served under Henry the K from 1975 to 1976 as the State Department's top official on Latin America, prevailed upon the State Department to issue a statement that it "did not instigate the coup that ended Allende's government in 1973." Powell, who nominally heads the State Department, has thus been put in his place again.