Sunday, April 19, 2009

Barack Obama reaching out to Chavez our enemy strenthens the United States.

Obama defends greeting Hugo Chavez - Los Angeles Times

Rebuffing criticism of the warm greetings he exchanged with Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, President Obama said Sunday that the United States, with its overwhelming military superiority and need to improve its global image, could afford to extend such diplomatic "courtesy."

In a news conference capping a three-day meeting of leaders from the Western Hemisphere, Obama also said the U.S. must engage other countries through humanitarian gestures, not only military intervention.





A book that inspired a generation of Latin American leftists given to President Obama

When a reporter asked Obama what he thought of the book, the president replied: "I thought it was one of Chavez's books. I was going to give him one of mine." White House advisers said they didn't know if Obama would read it or not.
Later, during a group photo, Obama reached behind several leaders at the summit to shake Chavez' hand for the third time. Obama summoned atranslator and the two smiled and spoke briefly.

"Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of aContinent," a manifesto decrying centuries of imperialism in the region by the United States. Now no 2 on Amazon.com.

This is what President Barack Obama had to say about Hugo Chavez on January 19, 2009.
The Post reported that Obama told Univision: "We need to be firm when we see this news, that Venezuela is exporting terrorist activities or supporting malicious entities like the FARC." Now did it look like President Obama was firm with President Hugo Chavez?

At that time U.S. President-elect Barack Obama said that Venezuela's firebrand president, Hugo Chávez, has hindered progress in Latin America, and he expressed concern that Chávez's leftist government has assisted Colombia's biggest guerrilla movement, a group the United States considers a terrorist organization. Chávez responded this weekend by saying that Obama had "the same stench" as President Bush, a frequent target of Chávez's remarks.

Chavez, who once called former President George W. Bush the "devil" and who last month dismissed Obama as an "ignoramus." The two were photographed smiling and clasping hands.

To outline the "Obama doctrine": the principles by which he will be conducting foreign policy. Obama stressed the importance of acting in collaborative, ass kissing, fashion, rejecting the more unilateral approach taken by his Republican predecessor.

At this meeting, Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua's leader denounced capitalism. Bolivian President Evo Morales alleged that the U.S. had been complicit in attempts to overthrow him. President Barack Obama said Sunday that he "strengthens our hand" by reaching out to enemies of the United States. "The whole notion was that if we showed courtesy or opened up dialogue with governments that had previously been hostile to us, that that somehow would be a sign of weakness," Obama said, recalling his race for the White House and challenging his critics today.

Sorry President Obama but you did look weak. It looked like Presiden Hugo Chavez was in controll along with his friends and you where just there for the ride. Or better yet, a sounding board.

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Chavez's gesture turns obscure book into bestseller

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