Tyrants Looming: Obama and the Dictators of South America

President Obama once again has shown through his words that foreign policy is not his strength.  He continues to allow dictators such as Hugo Chávez and the Castro Brothers to be seen as non-threats.  Remember in April 2009 that he patted Chávez on the shoulder, smiled, and reached out to the dictator as the two shook hands. This past July, President Obama stated in an interview with a Miami Spanish-language TV show, "And my hope is that the Cuban government begins to recognize that their system is no longer working."  He also answered a question about Venezuela, responding, "... but overall, my sense is that what Mr. Chávez has done over the last several years has not had a serious national security impact on us."  After being criticized by Mitt Romney, Obama's campaign spokesman responded, "It's baffling that Mitt Romney is so scared of a leader like Chávez, whose power is fading[.] ... Chávez has become increasingly marginalized, and his influence has...(Read Full Article)

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