Could it be that your “re-election” was not exactly…how shall I put this delicately…clean?
Colombia’s President Alvaro Uribe has been sworn into office for a second term as tens of thousands of police patrolled the capital, Bogota.
Before presidents and officials from more than 20 countries, he pledged to seek peace with left-wing rebels and improve the country’s economy.
The ceremony took place amid tight security with tanks on the streets and military helicopters overhead.
Officials feared a repeat of his 2002 inauguration, which came under attack.
A repeat, you say? You mean this unseemliness has happened before?
Gee, I wonder why. You don’t suppose that drug war that’s not going so well has anything to do with this, do you?