Saturday, February 4

This aint no stinking cartoon, this is for real!

Rumsfeld compares Chavez to Hitler

Rumsfeld is worried by the rise of elected Latin American leaders.
The United States has expelled a Venezuelan diplomat a day after Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, compared Hugo Chavez to Adolf Hitler.
Asked during a National Press Club appearance on Thursday about indications of a generally deteriorating relationship between Washington and parts of Latin America, Rumsfeld said he believes such a characterisation "misses the mark".
He said the rise of elected populist leaders in Latin America such as Chavez, Venezuela's president, was "worrisome".
"You've got Chavez in Venezuela with a lot of oil money," he said.
"He's a person who was elected legally just as Adolf Hitler was elected legally.


Zee said...

Is this the new agenda of of how to diminish oil dependency in America, as the US president so proudly proclaimed should happen as a new goal in his State of the Union address?

Elizabeth Green said...

Isn't that sort of like Dr. Mengle suing someone for malpractice?

Kathleen Callon said...

Rumsfeld should look in the mirror.

Gary said...

Yeah, and Bush was elected illegally - what's your point Rummy?