Original post made by jag singh, Duveneck/St. Francis, on Sep 24, 2006
Hugo Chavez stinging diatribe against his nemesis, George Bush, was hardly unexpected given the CIA attempted to orchestrate an abortive coup against him in 2003? It seems we only like democracies which result in electing leaders who are willing bend to our (US corporate) interests. Sadly, the US has a long history of stifling popular movements in Latin America. Remember the School of the Americas which provides expert training to Latin American military personnel in the delicate art of torture? While a number of media pundits expressed outrage over Chavez's intemperate language, these same pundits remained silent when Bush effectively torpedoed years of quiet diplomacy by calling heads of state "Axis of Evil" and even mocked the 'pint sized North Korean leader' as a 'pygmy'! What hypocrisy!