Thursday, February 19, 2009

Obama and Chavez

Whatever new approach we might be taking towards Burma, it appears that Hugo Chavez will remain our favorite whipping boy in South America. I honestly don't know how it's possible to approach any diplomatic policy towards any Latin American or South American nation without keeping in mind the decades of hostile and anti-democratic intervention that we propagated during the cold war, or without the recognition of the democratic choices these nations are making today. We would do well to have less to say about the policies of Latin and South American nations that don't impact us directly. Also, we would do well to stop backing military intervention in these democratic countries whenever we think it might possibly just in case maybe support our policies.

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