Monday, October 22, 2007


Check this shit out. Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, said his country will not renew Washington's lease on the Manta air base, which is set to expire in 2009. Anticipating pressure from the U.S., Manta had this to say:

"We'll renew the base on one condition: that they let us put a base in Miami -- an Ecuadorean base."

I love it. We can have an air base in their country if they can have an air base in ours. It isn't all that unreasonable, is it?

Is it anti-American of me to love that? Because I REALLY love it. It does sadden me as well. There was a time when nations around the globe actually appreciated us. Now these same countries resent us more than they trust us - and that's pretty fucking sad. I have to say - I don't blame them. I resent us more than I trust us right now with the Viva Viagra clan running the show. That doesn't make me anti-American...just pro-human.

President Correa is serious, though. He actually went so far as to say he would cut off his arm before allowing the U.S. to renew its lease. We might as well start calling him "Lefty" now.

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