Thursday, June 01, 2006
LIBERATED NATIONS COMPARED
East Timor is being forgiven like Iraq never is, writes Andrew Bolt:
Even as our soldiers guard refugees cowering in church yards, still no commentator sneers that it all shows we were crazy to liberate East Timor in 1999.
No one is saying these 900,000 East Timorese just aren’t cut out for democracy. Nor is anyone saying the toppled dictator—Indonesia’s old president Suharto in this case—at least kept the killers under control.
No, East Timor is allowed to make mistakes without having its new freedom questioned the way it is so gleefully with Iraq.
That’s because leftists supported East Timor’s liberation, about which they’ve since dodged and weaved and made up whatever story supports their lunatic world view.