over at Rainy Day
(on the subject of FIFA and junta
-era Argentina) serves as an appropriate postscript to something written here recently
. It deals in forthright terms with the reality of what that living under the junta meant:
"A country run by a brutal military dictatorship that had seized power two years earlier and set about "disappearing" thousands of those who resisted it."
Yet we are willing to wager that Mr. Fitzgerald would experience difficulty in summoning up similar outrage to what was happening in neighbouring Chile at that same moment. Oppressive military dictatorships in both, yet one made the error of threatening British interests and the other did not. Guess Saddam can sympathize.