Them’s Fightin’ Words

by | Mar 1, 2004


Embattled Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez tells it like it is. Over the weekend many thousands of people took to the streets in Caracas and other cities in this oil-rich nation to vigorously support (and to oppose) his leadership. Chavez openly blames the US for the failed coup attempt against him in 2002. Over the weekend, speaking to his supporters, he called Bush an imperialist “asshole,” questioned the legitimacy of his Presidency, and added, “I have to say to those here who would try to apply the Haiti formula, that Venezuela is not Haiti and that Chavez is not Aristide.”