Political and social observations from two aspiring hedgehogs who love the Isaiah Berlin essay.
Monday, March 28, 2016
And More Good News: Obama and Kerry Demand Amnesty for FARC Terrorists and Drug Lords
The Obama Administration is once again taking the lead in fighting terrorism and the worldwide narcotics trade [sarcasm alert]. In a column in today's Wall Street Journal, Mary Anastasia O'Grady describes how Secretary of State John Kerry met with the leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC) in Cuba, and how the State Department and the Obama Administration are pressuring the Colombian government to accept a settlement with FARC under which FARC leaders would receive a full amnesty for prosecuting a civil war in which some 225,000 Colombians have died. Polls indicate that 90% of Colombians oppose amnesty for the FARC leadership, but that is of little concern to the Obama Administration, which is following the dictates of the Castro regime in Cuba, as part of the "reset" of Cuban-United States relations. [Warning: A WSJ subscription is needed to access the full column.]