Candidates Respond to Colombian Hostage Rescue


McCain says he was told about military operation to liberate 15 hostages, including three Americans and former Colombian presidential candidate Betancourt, while visiting the country.

“I’m pleased with the success of this very high-risk operation…. Now we must renew our efforts to free all of the other innocent people held hostage.”

Obama: “I congratulate President Uribe and the Colombian government, express my gratitude for everyone who aided in this rescue, and will do everything that I can to assure the success of future efforts to free the FARC’s hostages and to defeat this terrorist organization.”

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