Friday, February 22, 2002
Civil War in Columbia Reignites-The Colombian army has launched an offensive against the FARC a today, after the FARC kidnapped a senator and hijacked an airplane. US law prohibits giving military aid to Columbia, but anti-drug money is used to try and contain the FARC, who finance themselves largely by drugs. If there's a potential Vietnam swamp (we're retired the Q-word), Columbia would be it. US help might be called for, but it would be heavy sledding through Congress if Bush wanted to directly help. This is one that is unlikely to go away anytime soon.
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