Saturday, September 5, 2009

Colombia vs. Venezuela

"Colombian President Alvaro Uribe stepped closer to re-election on Tuesday when a congressional committee approved a bill aimed at allowing him to run for a third term next May, but a tough vote looms in the full House. The measure, calling for a referendum to change the constitution, had been stalled for weeks in the committee but the government has launched an all-out lobbying effort. Congress already changed the constitution once to allow Uribe, a US-backed conservative, to stand for re-election in 2006."

Miami Herald, 9/3/09

So, if we like you (Colombia / Uribe), it's okay to be president for life. If we don't like you (Venezuela / Chavez), it's not. I'm glad we restored morality to our foreign policy.

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