If the US can have friggin military bases in other people's countries, then can Ecuador have one here?


 

If the US can have friggin military bases in other people's countries, then can Ecuador have one here?
 


25 October 2007 at 9:18:03 AM
salon

I've often wondered the same thing. The United States would throw a FIT if we were somehow required to quarter other people's military in our own country, but have no problem doing it in at least 70 countries around the world. Ecuador points out the obvious.

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 routes.

"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."

Heh. I notice Correa has called Bush a dimwit.


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