It’s fun to see the horrified responses in bits of Venezuela’s further-right-wing blogosphere at Juan Manuel Santos’s newfound partnership with Chávez. Some of these guys just can’t believe the guy who was supposed to be to the right of Uribe is so keen to find an accomodation with el rrrrrrrrregimen.
But let’s get real: Santos’s job is to look after Colombia’s national interest. Nothing more, nothing less. Uribe’s confrontational stance created all kinds of problems for the Colombian state. Santos’s more conciliatory stance solves them.
That’s what he gets a paycheck for, you know?
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