Obama endorses drug war in South America

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Obama really believes in government and he’ll figure out a way to make it bigger and more active.

Recently, he explicitly endorsed US involvement in the failed drug war in Colombia as well as US involvement in that country’s ancient civil war.

For the people of Colombia – who have suffered at the hands of killers of every sort – that means battling all sources of violence. When I am President, we will continue the Andean Counter-Drug Program, and update it to meet evolving challenges. We will fully support Colombia’s fight against the FARC. We’ll work with the government to end the reign of terror from right wing paramilitaries. We will support Colombia’s right to strike terrorists who seek safe-haven across its borders. And we will shine a light on any support for the FARC that comes from neighboring governments. This behavior must be exposed to international condemnation, regional isolation, and – if need be – strong sanctions. It must not stand.


Another undeclared failed foreign war endorsed by the peace candidate.

8:22 pm on May 27, 2008