- - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

President Obama likes to get close to success and take whatever credit he can from it. However, his personal background concerning Colombia raises questions (“Colombia, FARC rebels nearing peace deal amid worries about aftermath,” Web, Jan. 25). One of the first South American countries he visited was Venezuela, where he praised President Hugo Chavez and was presented with Mr. Chavez’s book on governing. Those certainly aren’t the actions of a friend of Colombia.

When Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was inaugurated, other countries sent presidents or high-ranking officials to the event. President Obama’s State Department sent a low-level department representative. This was both an insult to Colombia and an embarrassment to our country.

Of course, now Mr. Obama wants to show support and take credit.

LARRY JORGENSEN

Marksville, La.

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