Unfortunately, the arrogant attitude of William Huggins toward Central America appears to be identical with that of the Reagan Administration.
His admiration of the macho image of the "men that settled the West and made America the banty rooster of young nations" is reprehensible.
It is simplistic to equate the U.S. involvement in the war with Germany and Japan with our involvement in attempting by overt and covert means to overthrow a duly elected Nicaraguan administration. He is contemptuous of the Contadora process and of "civilized" attitudes.
Huggins says, "White liver and civilized attitude won't win in Central America or anywhere else." What are we trying to win in Central America? Whatever it is, we can never do it by destroying the country.