The latest stop on Obama’s Apology Tour.
34 nations of Latin America turned out last week to bitch, moan, complain, and give Obama lectures on the eeeeeeeevil United States, while President Punch Drunk sat there and took it, on our behalf.
……Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who last month called Obama an “ignoramus” when it comes to Latin America, today gave Obama a Spanish-language copy of Uruguayan historian Eduardo Galeano’s book “Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent.”
Chavez greeted Obama yesterday with a hand shake, signaling the good will Obama’s election has generated even among America’s fiercest critics in Latin America.
Ortega, who said he was upset that he was forced to wait for three hours on the tarmac after landing, spoke for 45 minutes. His speech included a reference to invasion by “Yankee troops.”
Nicaragua’s president said he was “ashamed” Cuba wasn’t invited to participate in the summit and called Obama’s lifting last week of travel and remittance restrictions for Cuban- Americans “insufficient and inacceptable.”
Ortega’s diatribe included the communist catchphrases “terroristic US aggression”, “suffocating US economic policies.” He also said Cuba is a country “whose crime has been that of fighting for independence, fighting for sovereignty of the peoples.”
Right. Except for all those Cuban journalists and political dissidents in Castro’s prisons.
Both Ortega and Chavez were two of the Latin American despots head over heels for THE ONE during his campaign. How things change.
Bolivia’s socialist president Evo Morales used the occasion to accuse the United States of orchestrating a plot to assassinate him. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iga5Q635T970WKebRVhsO_FADpRgD97L59R00
THE ONE responded the same way he did when criticized for his affliliation with domestic terrorist William Ayers:
“You can’t blame the U.S. for every problem in this hemisphere,” Obama said. “I am very grateful that President Ortega didn’t blame me for things that happened when I was three months old.”
Well, he’s 47 now and kissing the ass of every socialist/communist/Islamic radical group and individual he comes into contact with. Maybe he thinks they’ve “rehabilitated”.