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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-23-09 12:12 AM
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96. Chavez is a blunt man. I wouldn't descibe Obama as an ignoramus. But
Chavez certainly has a right to. He is the one who was wronged, by Obama's interview on a rightwing corpo 'news' monopoly during his inauguration week, following some Bushwhack script about Chavez loving "terrorists" and being "bad for the progress of the region." Both things are wrong--untruthful, uninformed. So I would call Obama ignorant of South American events and trends, badly misinformed and very ill-served by someone, probably partly the Bushwhack holdovers in the State Dept., the foreign service and the CIA. Latin America has obviously been on Obama's "backburner," and that is understandable, considering what he has had to deal with his first two months in office (the Bushwhacks' Financial 9/11, and two wars). But Latin American policy has suffered, and somebody--or several parties--have been creating problems where there don't need to be problems. I would call that broadcast a major blunder. It was designed to provoke Chavez, and it did. Now Obama is stuck with that, unless he does something dramatic to reverse it. He has inflicted further injury on an elected president--not to mention a very popular president within Venezuela and throughout the region, including many Chavez friends and allies among South America's leaders--who was the target of Bushwhack assassination and coup plots. It must seem to Chavez that Obama agrees with that Rumsfeldian shit. And it is up to Obama to change that impression, unless he isinto that shit. Ignoramus, no. Ignorant, apparently. And making what may be grievous mistakes in Latin American foreign policy, basically pitting the U.S. against the vast majority of Latin Americans, once again.
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