A thought on Central and South America

As we read that the Russians are going to place bombers in Venezuela and Cuba.  As we read that the far left party in El Salvador is winning the elections this week, we must think back to American responses in the past.

Were we not better off in the past when the CIA would pay for the assassination of South American leftists?  I mean, we took out Allende, and I don’t care what people say, we were right to do it.  I think Bush should have jumped right in and taken Chavez out as well.  Now, we have let that cat out of the bag. 

The question is:  Were we better off when we used to take a more direct interest in our Latin American neighbors? 

By the Way:  I have read next to nothing on Columbia…  What is happening on that front?  Is Obama goint to lose that for us?