Mulch, interpreter. Phnom Penh. In 1991 Mulch and I worked together. He attitude about the Khmer Rouge was one I didn't expect. Given the well documented atrocities of the KR I expected everyone to think of them much as the West thinks of Hitler. When asked about this his remark was that the KR did what they did because the rich city folk didn't know how to ''grow rice". They were too disconnected with the common people. It was a strange but startling rationalization for their crimes.