We’ve all heard the line before about history repeating itself.
Last week Nicraguans elected Daniel Ortega as their new President. Ortega was a member and leader of the Sandinista rebel group involved in the Nicaraguan civil war of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.
Today, on the heels of the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense, President Bush has nominated Robert Gates to replace him. Gates is a former Director of the CIA and as a Deputy Director was involved along with Oliver North and William Casey in the U.S. backing of the Contra’s who opposed the Sandinista’s.
Thats right, to quote Wonkette, “History doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t just repeat itself; it repeats itself with the same exact people.”