Monday, October 13, 2008

Well, now, this is a switch.

Ha! Remember when Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson agreed that God was punishing the US because of the gays, the feminists and the ACLU? Here's another take on the divine punishment situation:

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaragua's leftist President Daniel Ortega, a U.S. foe since the Cold War, said God was punishing the United States with the financial crisis for trying to impose its economic principles on poor countries.

"It's incredible that in the most powerful country in the world, which spends billions of dollars on brutal wars ... people do not have enough money to stay in their homes," former Marxist guerrilla Ortega said in a speech late on Thursday.

"God is punishing the United States," for imposing flawed economic policies on developing countries around the world, said Ortega, who first governed Nicaragua in the 1980s when his Sandinista government was locked in a war with U.S.-backed Contra rebels.

The Sandinistas were voted out of office in 1990 but Ortega returned to power in a 2006 election. Since then, the ex-rebel has spoken out against U.S. "tyranny" in Latin America and irked Washington by allying himself with anti-U.S. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

And, remember, it wasn't all that long ago that Chavez said that President Bush is the devil himself!

Hey, what can I say? Context is everything.

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