VodkaPundit on Venezuela, in a post from six weeks ago:
“Democratic capitalism (or neoliberism as Baron likes to call it) isn’t dead in Latin America — but somebody needs to dial 911.”
I suppose even six weeks ago it was already too late. I could harp on Bush and Powell, but Venezuela’s problems go back much further than this administration, the last one, or the one before that. And, really, there’s not much Washington ever could do.
And so long as the oil (mostly) keeps flowing, is there much reason to care? Caracas never ruled much beyond the captial city limits and the oil derricks, anyway. Just more sad events in the history of a sad, sad country.