Jul 4, 2008

Columbia's Anti-Terror Progress

The Wall Street Journal Editorial pages have a comment also on the Columbian success in freeing Ingrid Betancourt and others.

If most world news seems depressing these days, consider the exception of Colombia. Yesterday, the Colombian military rescued Ingrid Betancourt and three American contractors who had been held hostage by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for more than five years.
Chalk up one more antiterror win for Colombian President Álvaro Uribe, the best U.S. ally in South America. Also freed in the operation were 11 other FARC hostages. News of the successful rescue came only a short time after John McCain had left Cartagena after his visit this week to tout a free-trade agreement with Colombia that Barack Obama opposes.