Monday, April 20, 2009

Obama Hearts Chavez - And Apologizes For America

Note the seventies-style Lefty 'movement' handshake - it tells the whole story right there.

President Obama attended the latest Summit of the Americas in Trinidad with a host of Latin American leaders and while his basic premise was to meet n' greet, part of that job involved absorbing a number of diatribes aimed at the US, notably from our old commie acquaintance, former Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega.

Obama seems to have succeded in cuddling up to Chavez,who presented him with a book as a gift that was a standard Leftist rant against yanqui imperialism, "The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent," by Eduardo Galeano.

Obama said he was looking forward to reading it - not realizing that it was written in Spanish, which shows that Chavez's gift was about as well thought out as Obama's gift to the UK's Gordon Brown of a $39.95 DVD collection that would only play on US players.

It's interesting to note the contrast between President Obama's rappoir with Hugo Chavez as opposed to his relationship with, say, an ally like Israeli PM Netanyahu - who Obama still has yet to agree to meet with.

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