Thursday, March 6, 2008

Things falling apart

We're used to seeing civil wars down there, but national wars, not so much:

Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega said the nation is breaking diplomatic relations with Colombia.

The move comes after the Organization of American States passed a resolution Wednesday in hopes of easing tensions stemming from an attack by Colombian military on a rebel camp in neighboring Ecuador on Saturday.

Since that attack, Ecuador has broken off relations with Colombia, and Venezuela says it has moved troops to its border with Colombia.

Where is the U.S. in all this? Who is minding the Washington store? These countries are separated from us by what, a thousand miles?