Colombian patriot and brave national hero Alvaro Uribe has now retired from the presidential office he first took in 2002... when Colombia was nothing short of a failed state. How did he do? Besides the fact that he all but defeated the FARC rebels and numerous drug cartels over his eight years, Uribe's presidential approval rating has hovered between 60-70%... as recently as 2008 hitting an astounding 91%...
George W Bush honored his accomplishment, principles, and valor with a Presidential Medal of Freedom... while today's radical Democrats refuse to support Colombia's great strides with even a free-trade pact. But as a thankless Obama chums-up to anti-democratic enemies at Colombia's expense, Uribe can rest assured that history will treat him and his nationalist/pro-victory/free market record well... very well.
Faced with a pugnacious Hugo Chavez providing cover and support for Colombian FARC commie/drug cartel rebels just over the Venezuelan border, Alvaro Uribe displayed admirable restraint too... much of South and Central America could have been drawn-in and split into to camps -creating permanent rifts- if Comrade Hugo had succeeded in baiting Colombia into an all-out war.
Just this last Sunday, Uribe -clearly sick of relentless Chavez insults- dismissed the red-shirted Marxist clown as a "coward" on Twitter... as Colombian victims of FARC violence now pursue remedy against Venezeula through legal means.
IBDprovides some background on the towering success of this truly great leader and good friend to the United States... PresidenteAlvaro Uribe: