It's great news that Ingrid Betancourt and
But what are the odds that the spectacular publicity coup happens with John McCain in town?
UPDATE: Not to mention with President Uribe under legal pressures! And apparently the White House wants us to know that George Bush is on the job with the congratulations.
FINAL UPDATE: CNN is already going with the angle that the hostage rescue is bad for the Democrats because it calls attention to the stalled US-Colombia free trade agreement.
VERY FINAL UPDATE: In her post-rescue statement, Ingrid Betancourt compared the rescue operation to the most famous of the Israeli commando raids -- on the same day that Israel had to swallow a prisoner swap with Hezbollah. Times have changed.