Even those we've already forgotten
Posted by aogThursday, 15 February 2007 at 15:31 TrackBack Ping URL

Jeff Jacoby takes the MAL to task for its support of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. What’s interesting is the open support from the MAL of the Khmer Rouge, not just opposition to American involvement. What I can’t believe is that this appeared in the Boston Globe, especially given its specific attacks on NY Times columinst Anthony Lewis. It is interesting to note that the MAL is at least a little embarrased by this, as noted by Jacoby in his concluding paragraph —

Twenty-three years ago, American leftists cheered, justified, and denied as the communists plunged Cambodia into a nightmare of atrocity. In the end, they failed to whitewash Pol Pot’s record. They will not succeed in whitewashing their own.

Sadly. I think he gets the last part wrong because it seems that the MAL has, in fact, whitewashed its own complicity quite successfully.

P.S. Also noted by Random Jottings.

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erp Thursday, 15 February 2007 at 18:07

The white wash is washing away. Articles like this one and others coming to light. Things can’t be kept hidden in perpetuity anymore.

Annoying Old Guy Thursday, 15 February 2007 at 21:12

Two other good books in this vein are Useful Idiots by Mona Charen, which is chock full of pro-Soviet comments and The Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot.

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