Original post made by Jag Singh on Dec 29, 2006
Also, largely unreported, was Gerald Ford's decision to support the Indonesian invasion of East Timor which resulted in the slaughter of one-third of the Timorese population. Ford and his secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, offered unconditional military support to the Indonesian government and they appeared largely unconcerned of the appalling human tragedy that resulted from their decision (see www.nsarchive.org.) It is also prescient that Ford selected key advisors in his administration that were instrumental in shaping Bush's current Iraq war - Donald Rumsfeld served initially as his chief of staff and then subsequently as Secretary of Defense. Dick Cheney also served as Ford's chief of staff. Paul Wolfowitz served in the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. However, Ford deserves credit for ordering the final withdrawal of U.S. troops in Vietnam and offering amnesty to Vietnam era draft resisters.
on Dec 29, 2006 at 11:37 pm
This last piece by Jag reminds me again that when you have nothing to say, don't say it.
on Dec 30, 2006 at 1:09 pm
I would have thought that Jag would not be posting for a few days since I am sure that he is in mourning for the death of Saddam Hussein.
I guess even grief for one's lifelong hero has it's limits when you can post stuff about Gerald Ford.
on Dec 30, 2006 at 3:38 pm
You should kiss the US soil everyday- because here you can say or write pretty much what you want without repercussions.