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Let Venezuela Decide Its Own Destiny

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Trump is reportedly reluctant to intervene. Let us hope that his anti-interventionist impulses guide his decisions. Venezuela’s future is not ours to decide. This civil conflict is not our war. We have not been attacked. Not only is there no justification for U.S. military intervention, but any arrival of American troops on Venezuelan soil could turn into yet another 21st-century strategic debacle. There could again be Americans killing and dying in a country where no vital interest was imperiled, no matter how obnoxious the regime. Let the fate of the Marxist socialist regime of Nicolás Maduro be decided by the people of Venezuela.