Tuesday, July 10, 2007
. . . will be the horrible legacy he leaves with regard to Latin America. Not since the utterance of the Monroe Doctrine has US power and influence in Central and South America been so low. Bush has been hurt by Democratic perfidy on trade agreements, and Republican distaste for his amnesty, but ultimately his failure to influence the region so as to prevent the rise of Chavez as a major actor on the world stage, Morales' victory in Bolivia, Ortega's rebirth in Nicaragua, and the re-emergence of Communism in our own hemisphere rests on him alone.