Cristina’s Churl

by Andrew Stuttaford

Global statesman and Chavez chum Sean Penn is probably not the most popular man in Britain today.

Via the Huffington Post:

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Actor Sean Penn is taking Argentina’s side in the Falkland Islands dispute. Penn met with Argentine President Cristina Kirchner on Monday and then urged Britain to join U.N.-sponsored talks over what he called “the Malvinas Islands of Argentina.”

 Penn says “the world today is not going to tolerate any ludicrous and archaic commitment to colonialist ideology.”

That the islanders themselves wish things to stay as they are apparently counts for nothing to the great anti-colonialist. Some examples of self-determination are, it seems, more equal than others.

Oh well.

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