Yoshie, one has to admire your high standards. I understand that the U.S. and other countries (and the U.N. sorta) were the source of East Timor's misery in the first place, but once Indonesia had been pressured into granting East Timor a chance to vote for independence (I'm not clear on the details on that) as they ended up doing and the violence started, what then? I realize that's a Hobson's Choice, but what should the left, here or Australia or elsewhere, do now. Advocate "Juche"? Agitate for more direct aid? Point out that a lot of suffering could have been avoided had Clinton made a simple phone call early on? What's the East Timor Action Network up to?