Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Obama's Hugs for Thugs

Ralph Peters brings the hammer down on the very misguided Barack Obama.
Until Latin American states accept responsibility for what generations of corrupt, oppressive leaders did to their own countries, they won't progress beyond their self-destructive cultures of blame.

It's easy to chant, "Yanquis, go home!" Well, the Yankees went home. And only such countries as Chile, Colombia and, increasingly, Brazil, which have taken responsibility for their own futures, are making progress.

Obama was exactly right on one point: Our relations with Latin America must be a partnership in which all are treated as equals, based upon mutual respect.

But how do the lurid, screwball attacks on us by the likes of Chavez, Ortega or Bolivia's Evo Morales -- a racist demagogue -- count as examples of mutual respect? Doesn't our country deserve some slight defense from our president?

Obama needs to get up off his knees. Foreign leaders have already pegged him as the wimpiest metrosexual this side of the men's grooming-products counter at Barney's.
Ouch. Read the whole piece.

Meanwhile, since Obama is all for a Cuban stimulus plan (American money going there, no freedom in return), New York Republican Peter King is calling for the extradition of certain fugutives, who just happen to be left-wing terrorists.
Amid signs of a potential thaw in US-Cuba relations, Rep. Peter King wants to force the extradition of criminals who have been hiding out in Havana with the blessing of the Castro regime -- saying the cases should be a precondition for any talks.

At the top of the list is William Morales, the former bomb-maker for the FALN, which carried out several bombings in New York in the 1970s.

Morales lost nine of his fingers during an explosion, escaped from Bellevue Hospital in 1978, then made his way to Mexico and later Cuba.

Also living freely in Havana is Joanne Chesimard, who was convicted of killing a New Jersey trooper in 1977. There is still a $1 million bounty for her return.

"It's disgraceful that they have their sanctuary in Cuba," King told The Post.
If Cuba is serious about thawing relations, then hand them over. Somehow I doubt Obama has any interest in bringing them back.

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