From the LA Times
--Armed forces disguised as rebels Wednesday rescued former Colombia presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, three U.S. defense contractors and 11 other hostages held by leftist insurgents, in a daring operation that delivered the latest in a series of blows to the country's largest anti-government force.
The 46-year-old Betancourt, who was held for more than six years, called the rescue operation impeccable and told reporters that she planned to run for the presidency again.
Comment: I read in the WSJ that the disguised Colombian soldiers were wearing Che Guevara t-shirts. The rebels were easily duped by that ruse. I wonder if Americans (the ones that live around my very own community) that wear those same t-shirts know that Che Guevara was a cold blooded murderer. Or that he was an ally to such brutal butchers as Pierre Mulele and Laurent Kabila
. In any case, this is a win for the good guys and another blow to Hugo Chavez and all leftist groups everywhere that sympathize with FARC and Chavez.