Monday, April 20, 2009

Some crazies don't always 'appreciate' US-backed dictators, wars

At a press conference following the Summit of the Americas, President Obama denied any U.S. role in an apparent attempt to assassinate Bolivian President Evo Morales. But in the process of doing so, he phrased opposition to U.S. intervention in Latin America in a rather interesting way, stating:
"The United States, obviously, has a history in this region that's not always appreciated from the perspective of some."
With the U.S. having supported the overthrow of a democratically elected government in Chile favor of the iron rule of a military dictator, and having fueled a long-running conflict in Colombia in the name of the war on drugs, there are certainly some in the region who haven't always "appreciated" U.S. intervention in the region: the people who live there.

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