East Timorese: Reagan Responsible for
Dili, East Timor - 7 June
2004: President Ronald Reagan was responsible for the
deaths of tens of thousands of East Timorese, human rights activists Jose
Luis Oliveira asserted Sunday. The accusation came the day after
Reagan died. "The world
must not forget that under his leadership, America helped the Indonesian
military commit genocide in East Timor."
The charge by Oliveira,
stems from the apparent
endorsement by the U.S. president of Indonesia’s invasion of the former
Oliveira, after learning of Reagan's death was not
willing to credit Reagan for any greatness while placing responsibility on
Reagan for Indonesia’s invasion of East Timor.
Ronald Reagan, Governor of California
1967 - 1975
Greatness is truly due Ronald Reagan considering he
sanctioned the 1975 invasion some six years before he became president in
Liberals have never allowed details such as facts to
impede their attacks on conservatives.