The rescue operation represents a huge victory for the government of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, and it's also one more in a series of disasters for the rebel FARC movement, as The World's Jeb Sharp reports.
Sigifredo Lopez was held hostage by FARC guerrilla for seven years. But law enforcement officials say Lopez was actually a collaborator with them, and have charged him in connection with the death of his fellow lawmakers.
President Bush called Colombia's president to express US support for the South American nation. Colombia sparked a regional crisis with a military operation inside Ecuador that killed a Colombian rebel leader