Latin America is hotting up, owing mostly to the exertions of Hugo Chavez, the Marxist oil baron of Venezuela.
Columbia, under the American supported pro-democratic regime of Alvaro Uribe, has been fighting a battle against a drug smuggling, Marxist, Venezuelan and Ecuadorian protected, well equipped army of narco-terrorists for about forty years.
Last month, the Columbian army, its patience wearing thin, followed one particularly vicious thug, Raul Reyes, FARC's foreign minister, into Equador and bombed the stuffing out of his band of merry men, leaving Reyes at room temperature.
This did not please Chavez and his Charlie McCarthy puppet, Rafael Correa, the duly elected president of Ecuador.
The solution to all this nonsense is obvious: Mobilize U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd to remove the tax exemption granted by his comrades in the congress to Chavez. If taxes on energy production are good enough for Americans, they ought to be good enough for Reyes' patron. At the very least, the constitutional loving Dodd ought to be able to convince fellow Democrats in the U.S. House to support Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, a fellow democrat whose feelings towards Dodd’s country is less hostile than that of Castro wannabe Chavez.