It has been a few days since the Funeral and the celebrations in Chile, but I believe there is one positive to come out of this whole Pinochet death story was the truly evil and vindictive nature of the Augusto Pinochet Junta.
Hearing the details of the Orlando Letelier on the radio, about his impeccable reputation in Washington, DC, and hearing his widow, Isabelle Allende perhaps one of the most celebrated female writers in Latin America speak about the pain that the Junta put the people through, really put things into a good perspective. The fact that this interview happened on CBC radio made me feel happy that we do to a certain extent have a free and fairly liberal media. Operation Condor, and the Caravan of death are things that we should not forget, as well as the scapegoating of communists for this.
This sad story could really teach us how not to wage a war on terror! Pinochet had a reign of terror.