Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"...United against free nations"

Very few world political leaders say what they see about other nations forming factions; that isn't considered politic any more, it seems. But the former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar, speaking at the University of Chile this week, made the clearest such statement since the Axis-of-Evil speech.

It is an alliance of convenience, just as the missile-and-nuclear-weapons linkage was between countries that would otherwise not give each other the time of day.

That makes this current group no less dangerous, especially to freedom in Latin America.

h/t to Kate: Primary source check shows the hosting University to be la Universidad Católica de Chile, not U Chile.


Kate said...

I find it very hard to believe that U Chile (or at least the Facultad I attended) would allow Aznar to speak, even at the most conservative faculties. Was the FAES session at la Catolica?

Tacitly related, El Mercurio has an interesting interview with Aznar:

L.Douglas Garrett said...


Oh, well done! Yes, an original language source check shows the correct name of the site as la Universidad Católica de Chile.

Thank you!