McCain's Private Meeting with Pinochet

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by jplan2008, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. jplan2008 macrumors regular

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    McCain met with terrorist and dictator Pinochet without preconditions.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-dinges/mccain-meets-a-bloody-dic_b_137422.html

    ...At the time of the meeting, in the late afternoon of December 30, the U.S. Justice Department was seeking the extradition of two close Pinochet associates for an act of terrorism in Washington DC, the 1976 assassination of former ambassador to the U.S. and former Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier. The car bombing on Sheridan Circle in the U.S. capital was widely described at the time as the most egregious act of international terrorism perpetrated on U.S. soil by a foreign power.

    At the time of McCain's meeting with Pinochet, Chile's democratic opposition was desperately seeking support from democratic leaders around the world in an attempt to pressure Pinochet to allow a return to democracy and force a peaceful end to the dictatorship, already in its 12th year. Other U.S. congressional leaders who visited Chile made public statements against the dictatorship and in support of a return to democracy, at times becoming the target of violent pro-Pinochet demonstrations.

    Senator Edward Kennedy arrived only 12 days after McCain in a highly public show of support for democracy. Demonstrators pelted his entourage with eggs and blocked the road from the airport, so that the Senator had to be transported by helicopter to the city, where he met with Catholic church and human rights leaders and large groups of opposition activists.

    Mark Schneider, a foreign policy aide and former State Department human rights official who organized Kennedy's trip, said he had no idea McCain had been there only days before. "It would be very surprising and disappointing if Senator McCain went to Chile to meet with a dictator and did not forcefully demand a return to democracy and then to publicly call for a return to democracy," Schneider said....
     
  2. Peace macrumors P6

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    I'm not. McCain is a lying cheat.
     
  3. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know where to begin. Talk about "pallin around with terrorists," so many of McCain's words can be used against him in this piece.

    I hope he goes down on Nov. 4
     

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