Skip to comments.John Kerry's Record in Latin America
Posted on 12/24/2012 11:31:44 AM PST by Ooh-Ah
Mr. Kerry's record of promoting American values abroad is dismal. It isn't that he opposes U.S. interventionfar from it. The trouble is that he has a habit of intervening on behalf of bad guys. A left-wing world view and an earnest conviction that it is his destiny to impose it on others may make him a perfect fit in the Obama cabinet. But it won't be good for poor countries or for U.S. interests.
Latin America knows all too well the dangerous combination of Mr. Kerry's arrogance and, to be polite, let's say, naiveté. In 1985, in the midst of the Cold War, he led a congressional delegation to Nicaragua, where he met with Sandinista comandante Daniel Ortega. The Sandinista reputation as a human-rights violator was already well-established, and the Soviets were stalking Central America. Nevertheless, Mr. Kerry came back from Managua advocating an end to U.S. support for the resistance known as the "Contras." The House took his advice and voted down a $14 million aid package to them. The next day Mr. Ortega flew to Moscow to get $200 million in support from the Kremlin.
In June 2009, Mr. Kerry again went to bat for the dark side, this time in Honduras. President Manuel Zelaya, an ally of Hugo Chávez, had been unconstitutionally trying to extend his time in office. The Honduran Supreme Court ordered the military to arrest him. All the other branches of government, the Catholic Church, Honduras's human-rights ombudsman and Mr. Zelaya's own party backed the court's decision.
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Kerry’s South American record ? Surely you must mean his Cambodian record !
The entire US record in Latin America sucks. Schizophrenic at best. I feel bad for the folks there who really would like to move into a more democratic and free direction.
KERRY’S a typical american is wrong first ANTI-AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST. Every foreign policy decision these fools make is back-assward. Look at the mess these american impostors made of the middle east with their warped CODE PINK thinking. Another huge appointment mistake by THE FOREIGNER that will take years to clean up after these frauds get booted out of office.
The “Fundamentally Change America” program continues. The morons are getting their phones and the Marxists are getting our country.
FYI: Do a “wicki” on the Boland Amendment — Kerry was right.
Here is one of the scoundrels responsible for obama’s evil Hondorus policy.
I did. Kerry's name isn't in the Wiki article about Boland Amendment. "Right" about what?
Kerry is not mentioned in that article. It was never “right” to deny aid to the Contras, as it turned out Sandinistas were naked allies of the Kremlin and Castro.
I agree. Except for some brief periods ( under Reagan and under GWB) we have always supported the leftists...who destroyed these countries. Part of it was the anti-catholic stance of the US, back in the day when the Church was conservative, and part of it is that the diplomatic service has always been riddled with university progressivists.
I’m beginning to think that Juan McCain, and Amnesty Graham wanted this POS all along and that’s the real reason they went after Susan Rice. Since when did they get their dander up over someone lying to the American public? They went after a woman, but not a whisper about zero and his lying to Americans.
They are all buddies up there on the Hill, ya know?