Monday, December 11, 2006

Justice Denied

Augusto Pinochet, one of the great monsters of the 20th Century, died yesterday at the obscenely ripe age of 91.

The Chilean dictator, known for decades of brutal rule marked by murder (including a brazen assassination in Washington, D.C.) and widespread torture, goes to his grave never having fully paid the price for his crimes.

Today there is sadness for those in Chile who will never see the butcher of their loved ones sentenced in court—and shame for the America that made Pinochet possible.
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