I can't find the words to express how proud I am of Our Leader. His handling of the Luis Posada Carriles situation has been impeccable up to this point. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Mr. Posada, he's a freedom fighter who according to FBI, CIA, and Justice Department documents, helped plan the bombing of a commie civilian airliner and, according to his own admission, participated in the bombings of commie hotels.
Fidel Castro wants to try him as a terrorist. It seems that El Presidente believes that bombing commie airlines and commie hotels are terrorist acts and opines that Our Leader might not be serious when he declares that all nations must work together to bring terrorists to justice.
Mr. Posada, who appeared on the Department of Homeland Security's watchlist, entered the country illegally a few weeks ago and set up shop in South Florida. This, of course, embarrassed the State Security Apparatus, who learned of his presence in the country when he scheduled a press conference, so they arrested him.
That puts Sec. of State Ofgeorge in a ticklish position. Posada, a former CIA operative who worked for Venezuelan intelligence, was wanted in Caracas on escape and bombing charges. Since we have an extradition treaty with Venezuela, it looked like he might actually face justice. Ofgeorge can not allow that to happen. By virtue of his heroic actions in the war against communist tourists, he deserves Our Leader's protection.
Fortunately, the State Security Apparatus move quickly to provide Ofgeorge with some cover when they made the extraordinary announcement that they will not deport anyone to Cuba or a country that may be working on Cuba's behalf. Venezuela probably fits that description. The Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, has become quite friendly with Castro since John Bolton's coup against him failed a few years ago. I suspect that he struck up this friendship with Castro in order to prevent Bolton from coming to Caracas to personally berate him and kick him in the balls.
Now, all Ofgeorge needs to do is claim that Venezuela will extradite him to Cuba. Then she can turn down Venezuela's request. According to asylum attorney Ira Kurzban, a second option would be to deny the request based on the Convention Against Torture. That would be difficult because, unlike us, Venezuela doesn't believe in using the Great Glowstick of Freedom and therefore, does not practice torture.
This story is still unfolding. I expect that we'll be hearing more about it as the week progresses.