Don’t think that Washington was all that keen to dismantle apartheid South Africa

Ali Abunimah digs up a document from 1988 that reminds us how the US government was as reluctant to impose serious sanctions on South Africa as they are today against apartheid Israel.

Here’s a comment by John C. Whitehead, then Deputy Secretary of State:

Sanctions are the wrong tool because South Africa has the resources to resist an economic siege and has been preparing for such a contingency for many years.