(c) Doc Hackenbush 2014
So the intensives extend merely to describing the late King Abdullah as a “woman-hating bastard”: perhaps Rupe’s downmarket troops actually read this one before allowing it to be published. So what did Ms M have to tell us? “When Maggie Thatcher ran the Tories and Tony Benn inspired Labour, you knew exactly what they both believed in. Maybe you didn’t like them but there was respect”. So far, except for being wrong on Benn, so routine.
But Mrs T did business with the Saudis, too
I mean, Mrs T would never have courted such people, would she? Well, actually she would: as Glenn Greenwald noted at the time of her death, “She was a steadfast friend to brutal tyrants such as Augusto Pinochet, Saddam Hussein and Indonesian dictator General Suharto (‘One of our very best and most valuable friends’)”. She denounced Nelson Mandela and the ANC as “terrorists”.