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9/10/2005

Chile

September 11 is the 32nd anniversary of the violent coup d'etat in Chile against President Salvador Allende. A DU poster notes that the AP story about the anniversary makes no mention of US involvement in the coup, nor of its continued support after the coup for General Pinochet.

Conservatives who criticize Pat Robertson for advocating the assassination of Hugo Chavez would do well to keep in mind that Robertson is hardly suggesting a radical change of course in US policy in Central and South America. Allende, like Chavez, was a democratically elected leader of a sovereign nation who was demonized by the Right because of his leftist policies.

If there's anyone out there who still believes that the Americans have always been the good guys, they would do well to look into the history of US involvement in Chile.

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