Is the Bush administration preparing an escape to Paraguay? Say what Barry? The Cuban news service reports that George W. Bush has purchased 98,840 acres in Paraguay, near the Bolivian/Brazilian border.
Now, Prensa Latina is a Cuban-government operation that is not exactly friendly toward Washington, what with Washington trying to kill Castro for 50 years and all. But Prensa Latina didnâ€™t invent the story. Itâ€™s all over the South American press â€” and not just Venezuela and Bolivia. Hereâ€™s a version from Brazil. Hereâ€™s one from Argentina. And hereâ€™s one from Paraguay itself.
Hereâ€™s a fun question for Tony Snow: Why might the president and his family need a 98.840-acre ranch in Paraguay protected by a semi-secret U.S. military base manned by American troops who have been exempted from war-crimes prosecution by the Paraguyan government?