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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Truthiness to Power

"President Soeharto led Indonesia for over 30 years, a period during which Indonesia achieved remarkable economic and social development... Though there may be some controversy over his legacy, President Soeharto was a historic figure who left a lasting imprint on Indonesia and the region of Southeast Asia."

--US ambassador to Indonesia Cameron Hume in his official comment on the death of Suharto on Sunday.

Delicate times like these demand it not be said that Suharto's minions killed somewhere between 500,000 and 1 million Indonesians and East Timorese during his 32-year rule.

By "lasting imprint" I assume Hume meant "mountain of skulls."


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