Val is stuck in the hospital and bedridden at home and so is poor President Uribe of Colombia. They both have an ear infection, who knows, maybe the same one. So I suppose they can relate. Especially when Val learns that Uribe’s was brought on just ahead of the prospect of having to meet Hugo Chavez, castro’s own mini-me. Coincidence? Who knows? But I can’t envy him having to meet this guy – can you imagine Hugo Chavez as your nextdoor neighbor – and then having to meet the thug? It’s enough to make anyone sick!
Which brings up an interesting news story I saw this morning. Val has exposed very well the eurotrash grovelling up to castro’s Cuba, fully covering Europe’s many specious reasons to excuse the brutal island dictator and treat him like a normal neighbor with diplomatic relations. As has Diplomad, who views it just as balefully.
But take a look at how these same castro-coddlers view President Uribe! Nothing he does is good enough for them! These are the same people who say anything castro does is perfectly acceptable. But Uribe, well, he needs to buck up.
To meet their tough (Hostess Twinkie!) standards!
These being Europeans, their idea of ‘tough’ standards means ‘double’ standards. Two sets of books! And for Uribe, they actually want to rewrite Colombia’s laws as a condition for giving the country aid. Let’s see them try that on fidel.
Back in the Reagan years, Jeanne Kirkpatrick wrote a book called Dictatorships and Double Standards noting the perennial eurotrash love for some of the world’s creepiest leftist dictators, while at the same time, the Zeropean flapdoodle and fluttering feathers about rightwing dictators the US (through Cold War necessity), had to get along with.
It’s worse than that now. President Uribe isn’t even a dictator! He’s a popular, democratically elected president and he’s got the right to pursue castroite terrorists (who are always turning up in Havana) any way he sees fit! He is in the middle of a war, not a crime wave! But, blind pig-stupid eurotrash say they have a right to rewrite Colombia’s laws or else they will leave him to fight these Marxist castroite narcoterrorists alone.
It seems that just being conservative is reason enough to earn Europeans’ bossiness, sanctimony, tut-tutting and loathing. To heck with that. I hope the U.S. just gives President Uribe what he needs and shuts out the castro-coddlers for good.