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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 02:11 PM
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62. Here's The Exact Quotes Once Again
Here's what Obama told Walter Pacheco of the Orlando Sentinel on May 22nd:

"One of the obvious high priorities in my talks with President Hugo Chavez would be the fermentation of anti-American sentiment in Latin America, his support of (Marxist narco-terrorists) FARC in Colombia, and other issues he would want to talk about,"

And in a speech delivered before the right-wing Cuban-American National Foundation on May 23rd Obama said:

""We will shine a light on any support for the FARC that comes from neighboring governments. This behavior must be exposed to international condemnation, regional isolation, and -- if need be -- strong sanctions. It must not stand."

Obama continued, "We have to hold Venezuela accountable if, in fact, it is trying to ferment terrorist activities in other borders. If Venezuela has violated those rules, we should mobilize all the countries to sanction Venezuela and let them know that that's not acceptable behavior."

Obama knows for a fact that Venezuela and Chavez are not fermenting "terrorist activities" so why did he even suggest this might be happening to a meeting of the right-wing Cuban-American National Foundation?

And Obama surely knows that Hugo Chavez called upon FARC to release all of their hostages and to end their armed activities in Columbia, so his claim that Chavez's "supports FARC in Columbia" is simply not the truth.

So why is Obama spreading these untruths about Chavez and Venezuela?
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