Two can play this game:
Ecuador's leftist President Rafael Correa said Washington must let
him open a military base in Miami if the United States wants to keep
using an air base on Ecuador's Pacific coast.
Correa has refused to renew Washington's lease on the Manta air
base, set to expire in 2009. U.S. officials say it is vital for
counter-narcotics surveillance operations on Pacific drug-running
"We'll renew the base on one condition: that they let us put a base
in Miami -- an Ecuadorean base," Correa said in an interview during a
trip to Italy.
"If there's no problem having foreign soldiers on a country's soil,
surely they'll let us have an Ecuadorean base in the United States."
The U.S. embassy to Ecuador says on its Web site that anti-narcotics
flights from Manta gathered information behind more than 60 percent of
illegal drug seizures on the high seas of the Eastern Pacific last year.
I'm glad to hear about someone growing a pair and telling the U.S. to play by the same rules as everyone else. Not under threat of force, just under threat of non-cooperation.
Moreover, ceasing to aid the Armed Forces in the grossly immoral and destructive quest of Prohibition is good news on its own.
Via Rough Ol' Boy