Sunday, January 23, 2005


Hun Sen Wonders Why

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen wonders about something:

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen regrets that the world's sympathy and aid, extended so quickly and in such great quantity to victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami, were not forthcoming when his country was faced with genocide three decades ago.

About 150,000 people have been confirmed dead from the tsunami, "and we regret their deaths very much," Hun Sen said.

"But if we look at the damage and compare it with the extent of the damage that occurred during Pol Pot's genocidal regime, it is not even close to 10 per cent of the extent of the damage and loss of lives during Pol Pot's regime," he said.
He's right. How do we tell him the real reason is because helping his country would have embarrassed the Left? Can't have that.

Hat Tip: Santepheap