Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Was there widespread looting in Eastern Europe in 1989?
Dan Butler, former Belgrader, writes (in response to this): "Looting happened in Serbia when Milosevic was removed although that was not technically a communist nation. But I do believe looting happened in Belarus, Ukraine and parts of Russia. C'mon, there MUST have been some looting."

Yes, maybe, but the fact is, I simply don't know. I was talking specifically about looting of hospitals and museums. And I don't think Don Rumsfeld knows whether than happened, either; he was just hoping nobody would call him on it. My point was, there's only so far you can stretch the fall-of-the-Berlin-Wall analogy without insulting our intelligence.


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