This time, it's not the Administration's fault

Maybe it's just a matter of a cultural idiom being misunderstood, but the Bolivians are out of line for getting upset at Secretary of State John Kerry for referring to Latin America as "our back yard."

Apparently they think that an expression alluding to geographical proximity and a heightened degree of concern flowing from it actually means that the U.S. has the right to dictate to Latin American countries. Or something.

But this time- for a change- the diplomatically feckless Obama adminsitration can't be faulted. The problem was not with the sender of the message, but with the receiver.

HT: Drudge