— Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928
Context: For example, take Suharto's Indonesia, which is a brutal, murderous state. I think Canada was supporting it all the way through, because it was making money out of the situation. And we can go around the world. Canada strongly supported the US invasion of South Vietnam, the whole of Indochina. In fact Canada became the per capita largest war exporter, trying to make as much money as it could from the murder of people in Indochina. In fact, I'd suggest that you look back at the comment by a well known and respected Canadian diplomat, I think his name was John Hughes, some years ago, who defined what he called the Canadian idea, namely "we uphold our principles but we find a way around them". Well, that's pretty accurate. And Canada is not unique in this respect, maybe a little more hypocritical.
Interview by Mary Lou Finlay on CBC radio, April 16, 1999 (further details: Justin Podur http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=11&ItemID=5817, Noam Chomsky http://chomsky.info/articles/20041217.htm) http://www.chomsky.info/interviews/19990416.htm.