US Interferes in Nicaraguan Election
Look at the happy masters and servants
In an act of blatant State Dept. Hypocrisy, the US diplomatic corps on Tuesday unabashedly inserted itself into the November election for the Nicaraguan Presidency. Former Reagan "enemy #1" Daniel Ortega holds a growing lead in a race the Bush Admin. has seen as strategically critical for its ambitions in Central America - and represents an affront to much of State's Latin team who broke laws to fight the Reds there 20 years ago.
Despite all the US BS about a "creeping (FSLN) coup" and telling voters to "continue to reject discredited... dictators like Daniel Ortega," (Ortega leads polls, was elected President in1984, and gave up power peacefully in 1990) the real story is in the meeting.
As Reuters reported, the US envoy met Tuesday with the real discredited (right-wing) leaders in Managua. The told them, just like in 1990 that they ought to unite behind one candidate.
I don't believe the US has the clout it used to, so the task of forcing candidates in other countries we barely pay attention to any other time of year to quit, is not easy. It is the hypocrisy that gets me. You can read 33,000 media articles about the US claiming "meddling" when Pres. Chavez in Venezuela dare to voice have a meeting with a candidate that he be borders (Humala in Peru), but there is just 1 (wire) report about this blatant interference that would not be tolerated in Iraq. What is truly head-spinning is that they interfere in coutries elections in the name of (what else) "promoting democracy."
Could it be more clear that the establishment's foreign policy is based completely on happy lies; That the failure of the Washington consensus is becoming too hard to hide? Are the two questions related? What does the US have to fear to justify this interference? Hate Ortega all you want but what makes the US think it is above its own "democratic" criteria and can get away with such blatent hypocrisy?