With two wars going extremely badly, it is hard to believe that the Administration would be considering another adventure a long way from home. http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/03/02/chavez.colombia/index.html?eref=rss_topstories
This is a story that everyone should read, and use as a springboard for learning more. There is nothing simple about it.
Here is a Time Warner magazine analysis...it is important to read this, because Time Warner was the second largest contributor to the Bush Reelection campaign, and even they are scratching their heads on this one: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1718765,00.html?xid=feed-cnn-topics&iref=werecommend
They even use the "Vietnam" word...
Bush made the headlines in every South American newspaper last week when he said that "waterboarding" was a good kind of torture and he approved it. ("It will save lives", he said).
Believe me, there is not one country down here (with the exception of Columbia) that wants the US to "rescue them".