President Obama has received due attention for pandering to dictators across the globe. He has not been reproached, however, for embracing one of the leaders most effective at spreading the leftist gospel across Latin America. Last year, Mr. Obama called Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva «my champion.» Mr. Lula has enjoyed an undeserved reputation as a moderate during his seven years in office and now is openly campaigning to be the next secretary-general of the United Nations. His accession to head the U.N. would be a dark day for freedom.
On Feb. 24, Mr. Lula arrived in Cuba and warmly embraced Fidel and Raul Castro, the dictators responsible for making that island nation into a prison.… Seguir leyendo »