U.S. Policy toward Colombia Vindicated, Again

While you will not get the sense from the reporting in the media that it is so, U.S. taxpayers’ return on investments in Colombia, in the form of years of foreign assistance programs, is finally yielding some tangible results. Yet, rather than boosting support for one our staunches allies in the Western Hemisphere by approving …

Gov. Richardson’s Great Adventure to Venezuela Hurts U.S. Interests, Puts American Hostages in More Danger

In a diplomatic low point for the U.S., former President Jimmy Carter visited with terrorists in the Middle East last week. At a time when the Bush Administration is seeking to make some progress in Middle East peace negotiations, President Carter’s trip was, to say the least, not helpful and counterproductive to our national interests …

At Guantanamo, Cuba, Freedom Reigns

Since 2002 liberal political elites have complained, sometimes wailed, about how enemy combatants, suspected terrorists, are being treated by our military at our base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GiTMO). The mainstream media exaggerates the isolated mistakes, while discounting any of the good. Legions of lawyers in Washington, DC, most well-intentioned and doing a good job, …

Cuba Communist Party Tokenism Reinforces that Our Policy Works

“In the ambit of global affairs, through word and deed, the Government of Cuba demonstrates its political immaturity. Its economic planners, neophytes. On immigration policy, they are political Neanderthals who use its people as weapons like Hamas and Hezbollah use suicide bombers. At least the latter have a choice…” Cuban Communist Party elites have recently …

An Organization of American States Audit, Long Overdue

“We would never force our ally Israel to negotiate with Hezbollah or Hamas, why would we do any different with Colombia and the FARC?” It’s spring time and the tourist traffic is on a noticeable uptick in Washington, DC. One site near the National Mall, between the Washington Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial, is the …

Venezuela, To List or Not to List

Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria are close allies of Venezuela – all state sponsors of terrorism.  Venezuela will feel right at home.  To list or not to list, that has become the question.  The Bush Administration is reportedly considering whether or not to list Venezuela as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.   The review may …

Colombia Wins, anti-U.S. Axis Loses – Opportunity to Exert Robust U.S. Leadership

U.S. Review of Venezuela’s Inclusion on the State-Sponsor of Terrorism List or Haven Designation, Warranted  Last week Colombia scored three significant victories by striking hard against the FARC-People’s Army terrorist group, yet you would not think so if you had focused on most news reports of the matter.  First, the FARC has been dealt a potentially fatal leadership blow.  The death of …