Friday, October 13, 2006

Hugo Chavez is a silly man

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the kindly man who recently informed the UN that George W. Bush is, in fact, Satan, is now running his big, fat mouth about how Venezuela is prepared to "defend" neighboring Bolivia from internal or external threats to its government.

He clearly thinks the US will try to topple Bolivian President Evo Morales, a close Chavez ally. He seem to have forgotten the US has essentially zero strategic interest in Bolivia and probably wouldn't get too excited if Jeffery Dahmer were elected to lead the country.

Much more likely, Chavez is seeking to prop up an "ally" he can control. Already, Bolivian opposition figures are voicing concern over Venezuela's level of influence in the country.

Chavez is yet another example, as if more were needed, of an ignorant blowhard who leads an otherwise backwards, dirt-poor country which just happens to be sitting on a whole pile of petroleum. If it weren't for their oil, Venezuelans, and their pals in Iran, would be growing the same dirt their grandfathers did and their grandchildren will.


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