Things change

Veteran Harry’s Place readers may know the answer, but here’s a question for relative newbies:

Of whom did the late Augusto Pinochet say (shortly before his effort to stay in power was rejected by Chilean voters in a 1988 referendum), “There is this external aggressor who for the sake of revenge or disinformation seeks to come to the aid of those who are hawking their country away for millions of dollars. Our people, I am sure, totally reject this interference, which is unacceptable”?

(Answer here.)

The point is not to deny the US government’s aid to the anti-Allende forces in Chile, and its support for Pinochet’s 1973 coup and subsequent brutality, but rather to note that events don’t always fit into nice, politically-convenient categories– that things, in fact, change.