It seems like Georgie just never learns. He still seems to think we can force the rest of the world to select politicians/leaders that he approves of. It doesn't seem to matter that this has not worked in the other Latin American countries. Most of them now have leftist leaders. Even Mexico would have a leftist leader, if their election hadn't been stolen by the right.
Now we are interfering in the internal politics of Nicaragua. The American Ambassador to Nicaragua, Paul Trivelli, has made it clear that the US supports the right-wing pro-American candidate, Eduardo Montealegro, who is an investment banker. He is being opposed by Daniel Ortega. The US is scared of Ortega, because he used to be a Sandinista leader, and is currently a friend of Venezulan President Hugo Chavez.
Ambassador Trivelli said Ortega was anti-democratic and "a tiger who hasn't changed his stripes." American officials have also warned that if Ortega wins, "Nicaragua would sink like a stone."
Ortega said, "Even in the worst of times during the Reagan administration, the US envoy was careful with his words. But the current ambassador acts like he is the governor of Nicaragua."
The US needs to stop taking sides in foreign elections. For one thing, we don't have the right to interfere. For another, if the guy the US doesn't like actually wins, then we have already destroyed our ability to get along with him. You know that the same guys who want us to interfere in foreign elections, would be horrified if another country tried to interfere in our elections. It's just more Republican do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do philosophy.
The US used to be respected in most parts of the world. Georgie has destroyed that with his policies. We cannot regain that worldwide respect, unless we stop trying to interfere in the politics of other countries.