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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 07:31 AM
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Obama criticizes Venezuela’s rights record, ties to Iran and Cuba in remarks to newspaper
Obama criticizes Venezuela's rights record, ties to Iran and Cuba

By Associated Press, Updated: Monday, December 19, 11:23 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Barack Obama is criticizing the Venezuelan government’s rights record and its ties to Iran and Cuba in comments to a Venezuelan newspaper.

Obama says the U.S. is concerned that actions by President Hugo Chavez’s government “have restricted the universal rights of the Venezuelan people, threatened basic democratic values, and failed to contribute to the security in the region. . . .”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/amer...story.html

Hey look over there, he's a brutal dictator, lets get him.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 11:39 AM
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1. This may be DU2's last Hugo Chavez thread.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 07:08 PM
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2. Sounds more like an Obama thread to me.
Chavez is just the McGuffin.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 09:18 PM
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3. "Chavez
threatened basic democratic values"....and indefinite detention is what???
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-28-11 03:12 AM
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4.  Mr President
are you going to criticize the other human rights countries in the world,not a chance?To criticize Israel means sure defeat in November.Money talks the other crap is just crap.
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-11 12:10 AM
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5. This from the guy who doesn't have a problem with the NDAA n/t
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-11 07:22 PM
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6. Fun fact In January 2011, Obama asked Congress to cut fuel subsidies
by submitting a budget that cut them.

A while later, DLC stooge and Obama appointee, Goolsbee, was on The Daily Show lying about it--but Jon Stewart outed the lie. (Gotta love that.)

For the umpteenth year in a row, though, Chavez donated oil to Joe Kennedy's charity that brings home heating fuel to people in cold New England who cannot afford to pay for it.

Joe Kennedy asks every oil company for donations every year. Every year, Chavez is the only one who says yes.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-19-12 01:30 PM
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7. "..have restricted the universal rights of the Venezuelan people, threatened basic democratic values
Edited on Thu Jan-19-12 01:30 PM by Hell Hath No Fury
Pot meet kettle. :eyes:
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