Socialist coca farmer Evo Morales has claimed victory in Bolivia’s presidential elections.
Morales has vowed to be "Washington’s nightmare", exerting more state control over South America’s second-largest natural gas reserves and ending the US-backed campaign to eradicate the coca plant.
He counts Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez among his friends, along with socialists in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay who have gained power at the ballot box this decade.
While the neocons do much cocky strutting about how tough they are, the truth of the matter is they’re really just a bunch of incompetent yahoos, inexperienced in foreign affairs, and too arrogant to learn from anyone. Hence they’ve managed, through their exceptional stupidity, to turn most South American nations into adversaries. Which actually is good news for the planet!
As I’ve said here before, Bush’s days are numbered. There’s just too much sleaze, corruption. torture, wars gone wrong, allies turned into enemies, etc. for him to last in office. I don’t know how or when, but here’s the Polizeros Prediction – Bush will not last out his term in office.