Obama, in a question-and-answer with supporters, said the U.S. had neglected Latin America under George W. Bush and he said he would meet Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
He said Chavez was consolidating power, had “despotic tendencies” and was using oil money to fan anti-Americanism, “but it is not enough to say ‘I oppose (Cuba’s Fidel) Castro and I oppose Chavez and that’s the end of it’.”
He said Latin America will no longer be a junior partner in its relationship with Washington, and he will travel the region to talk to leaders about human rights, political prisoners in Cuba and hemispheric trade ties.
Look, it’s all very good to say that “Latin America will no longer be a junior partner in its relationship with Washington”; however, expecting that Fidel and his Mini-Me Hugo will actually change their decades-old behavior when it comes to human rights, anti-Americanism, and political prisoners is as nuts as proposing to attack inside Pakistan with or without approval from the Pakistani government.
I suggest that Obama talk to his volunteer office in Texas and get them to change their beliefs.