Monday, January 28, 2008

Pilger on the death of Suharto

Classic piece ion this morning's Guardian written by one of my journalist heroes John Pilger.Reflecting on the death of the Indonesian Dictator Suharto,he reports

Shortly before the death of Alan Clark, who under Thatcher was the minister responsible for supplying Suharto with most of his weapons, I interviewed him, and asked: "Did it bother you personally that you were causing such mayhem and human suffering?"
"No, not in the slightest," he replied. "It never entered my head."
"I ask the question because I read you are a vegetarian and are seriously concerned with the way animals are killed."
"Doesn't that concern extend to humans?"
"Curiously not."

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