On April 8, Luis Posada Carriles, known as "Bambi," ex-CIA hand and 50-year, til-death-do-us-part enemy of Fidel Castro, was acquitted in El Paso of all 11 charges against him -- perjury, obstruction and immigration fraud. The jury deliberated only three hours before Posada, 83, walked out a free man.
The verdict was to the utter chagrin of a coalition of governments arrayed against Bambi. That coalition was as powerful as it was unlikely: the United States, Cuba, and Venezuela.
The legal charges against Posada did not include terrorism, a word that has yet to be clearly defined by any government. Underneath it all, I believe, that is the problem. The scopes on their rifles not pre-sighted -- "zeroed" -- the hunters got zero.