Re Jim DeMint’s Nov. 21 Other Views column, U.S. policy should help our democratic friends in Latin America: DeMint’s blind generosity to spend, “blood and treasure in other parts of the world” only dramatizes such futility. He displays many politicos’ stunted ability to perceive solutions in other cultures.
This is exemplified by his condescending ramblings, saying, “It is not our role to pick and choose candidates in foreign elections” and bragging of “leading the effort in Washington” to oust President Manuel Zelaya from Honduras in a coup d’etat.
Those who see Latin America in the simplistic terms of communism vs. capitalism are as misguided as were President Ronald Reagan when he was sucked into selling missiles to Iran to fund murderous paramilitaries in Central America and Henry Kissinger, who funded Augusto Pinochet in Chile.
Robert Dollar, Miami