(Sometimes) It's Cruel To Be Kind

What happens to all the political prisoners languishing in Venezuelan jails when this tin pot dictator gets his mug on the front page of the world's newspapers doing a grip and grin with The One? I shutter to think.

It reminds me of what Natan Sharansky said about the the Reagan "Evil Empire" speech. Upon hearing it, Sharansky and his fellow inmates were injected with an ounce of hope that there was someone, somewhere who would come to their aid.

With Obama's pathetic pandering to his domestic political base, Sharansky's fellow travelers in Venezula have less, not more, "hope".