Does anyone really care what Hugo “Don’t call me hugh-go” Chavez thinks? I mean when he isn’t breaking local skulls, buying neighboring nation elections or encouraging the ever-successful Latin American tendency towards industrial nationalization he spends the rest of his time trying to break our balls:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has pledged to stand by Syria in opposition to what he said was US “imperialist aggression” in the Middle East.
He said he and Syria would strive to build a world free of US domination.
Mr Chavez is visiting Syria to show solidarity with it and other Arab nations in their opposition to Israel and the US.
This is busy work, taken together with the rest of it, and the problem is that he’s getting next to nothing out of Washington in response to it. No denunciations, no sharply worded demarches, nada.
Work with him people. He’s trying to make friends in Syria, for heaven’s sake. Man clearly needs a hug.