Howard Dean And Latin America

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean’s recent comments to Wolf Blitzer on CNN serve as a reminder that Republicans and Democrats share the same foreign policy goals in Latin America, they just differ on tactics.

Dean talked about Bush’s failure to strengthen capitalist expansion in the region, not recognizing the "economic plight of their folks," and said that this has led to "something that I think most Americans wish we didn’t have, which is left-leading regimes in these places."

Like a true liberal, Dean fails to recognize that it is capitalism that has caused economic suffering for Latin Americans and that the election of leftist or left leaning governments that reject, or at least temper capitalist globalization (like free trade) in their countries is a logical reaction.