Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Mar 5, 2009 Leave a comment

US Representative Miller is enemy of Colombia: vice-President

U.S. Representative George Miller (D-CA) is an enemy of Colombia, the country’s vice-President Francisco Santos said Thursday.

Miller had said in a debate in the U.S. House of Representatives that the current situation in Colombia reminded him of the times General Augusto Pinochet ruled Chile and Roberto Dawisón was the leader of El Salvador.

“It seems to me this statement shows the lack of objectivity of mister Miller, of his radical politicization of the reality in Colombia. It makes him an enemy of Colombia, who only cares about his personal interests,” the vice-President told RCN Radio.

If Miller “had come to the country six or seven years ago (…) he would have seen a country that was terrorized because the citizens couldn’t leave the house, where the kidnappings were a daily matter and more than 200 labor workers were murdered,” he added.