Notes from a small island
A weblog by Jonathan Ali

Thursday, September 08, 2005  

Eugenia Charles remained staunch in her defence of the invasion, regarding it as a "pre-emptive strike" which had removed a "dangerous threat to peace and security". When Labour's foreign affairs spokesman, Denis Healey, accused her of having been virtually kidnapped by the Americans, she turned the tables on her accuser by retorting that he would never have dared to make such an insulting remark about the Prime Minister of Canada: "It's only because we're small and black that he's prepared to say that." In response to criticism by sundry African leaders, she drily conceded that Caribbean countries had asked themselves Robert Mugabe's question, "Who would be next?" as they looked at Grenada. That was why they had supported the American rescue operation. "The Grenadians wanted it, and that's all that counts," she said. "I don't care what the rest of the world thinks."

-- From the UK Telegraph obituary of Dame Eugenia Charles, who passed away on Tuesday.

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