Friday, 24 October 2008

US/Chile: McCain met Pinochet

Thanks to Two Weeks Notice and BoRev for pointing me to the story that John McCain had a meeting with General Pinochet in Chile in 1985. No meeting with dictators without pre-conditions, eh?
McCain described the meeting with Pinochet "as friendly and at times warm, but noted that Pinochet does seem obsessed with the threat of communism."
Really?! But then, the US's support for the Chilean dictatorship is no secret, so we shouldn't really be that surprised about the meeting. Here's the full story:

McCain's Private Visit with Chilean Dictator Pinochet Revealed for First Time (The Huffington Post)

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