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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:55 AM

 

Chavez to Obama: forget global wars, fix domestic woes

I couldn't agree more

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/09/venezuela-obama-idUSL1E8M918H20121109


CARACAS, Nov 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. government's chief antagonist in Latin America, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, has advised newly re-elected U.S. President Barack Obama to avoid further entanglement in international conflicts and concentrate on fixing internal problems.

"He should reflect first on his own nation, which has a lot of economic and social problems. It's a divided, socially fractured country with a super-elite exploiting the people," the socialist president said late on Thursday in his first reaction to Obama's victory this week.

The maverick Chavez, who has inherited Fidel Castro's mantle as Latin America's most voluble challenger of U.S. power and policy, said it was time Obama pulled back from global affairs.

"He should dedicate himself to governing his country and forget dividing and invading other nations," added Chavez, who has constantly criticized U.S. involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan and other hot spots around the world.

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Reply Chavez to Obama: forget global wars, fix domestic woes (Original post)
naaman fletcher Nov 2012 OP
RC Nov 2012 #1
Demeter Nov 2012 #2
bemildred Nov 2012 #3
joshcryer Nov 2012 #4
ocpagu Nov 2012 #6
joshcryer Nov 2012 #7
newfie11 Nov 2012 #5

Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:00 AM

1. Sounds like a good plan to me.

 

Now if only our leaders would get on board with it.

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Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:40 PM

2. Good Advice

It will probably be ignored, as all good advice has been these past 4 years...

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Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:46 PM

3. It sounds to me like that is what the plan is. nt

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Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:14 PM

4. That's what Obama's been doing all along.

To his credit.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:20 PM

6. Are you sure?

 

I'm not.

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Response to ocpagu (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:24 PM

7. I'm certain.

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Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:03 PM

5. I agree with Chavez n/t

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