Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Axis of El Vil Speaks

Hugo Chavez has the nerve to insult President Obama:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday called President Barack Obama "ignorant," saying he has a lot to learn about Latin America.

It's like hope and change are meaningless concepts to thug rulers like Chavez. I wonder what Harry Belefonte thinks of Hugo now?

Can we JDAM Chavez yet?

UPDATE: That's just the annoyance speaking, of course. As long as Chavez is just a clown, I'd rather ignore him publicly and see if he self-destructs. We need to carefully watch him in case he steps over the line into Axis of Evil territory, of course. Then JDAMs become important. But a guy can dream, eh?

UPDATE: Former Ambassador Negroponte provides a good explanation for Hugo's ranting:

And he says something rather interesting about George W. Bush and the Venezuelan strongman:

"I think one of the great things Mr. Bush did was not give Hugo Chávez the satisfaction of reacting to his various provocations. My sense is that that bothered Chávez. I don’t think Mr. Bush ever mentioned his name, frankly” — and that was an appropriate approach.

Hugo would love a war of words that justifies his expanding control yet doesn't represent a threat to his regime.

Hugo remains the court jester of the Axis of El Vil, only. What a clown. He should just buy the floppy shoes and go whole hog.