Tim Blair


New Criterion



Thursday, May 27, 2004
YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, but don't step on my blue-water ambitions, says national poet and President Xanana Gusmao.

If you murder his people, and sign away his future territorial ambitions, he'll support your re-election. Fail to re-draw your national boundaries on his command and you're a criminal.

East Timor; one failed state we did not need to help bring about.