As the re-election campaign nears, Álvaro Uribe’s image-makers appear to be taking some cues from the north:
|President Bush visits "ground zero" in New York, September 14, 2001.||President Uribe visits the site of a Bogotá car bomb that targeted Sen. Germán Vargas Lleras, October 11, 2005.|
Let’s just be thankful that Colombia’s navy has no aircraft carriers on which to hang "Misión Cumplida" banners.
(Yes, this is a poor-quality blog entry after a long absence. We’re still catching up after hosting several visitors from Colombia for a week; the last of our group left Washington yesterday morning. We will be back in business by Monday.)