Those Argentines were some gruesome bastards in the middle to late 1970s, and into the 1980s, with their death squads and “dirty war.” The dictators were even kidnapping babies from jailed political dissidents. Finally the US has released some classified documents long held by the State Department. In the New York Times today, they had some of the low-lights excerpted.

I have a friend whose brother is one of the “disappeared” in Argentina, and I hurt so much for her; life really sucks sometimes.