Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Devil is in the Room

It is always a welcome development when a leader stands up at the UN and tells the delegates exactly what we have all been thinking for some time. Today Hugo Chavez, after making the sign of the cross, stood up at the UN and said the following:

"...it smells of sulfur still today. Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, from this rostrum -- the president of the United States, the gentleman whom I refer to as 'the devil' -- came here, talking as if he owned the world."

Of course, it caused much mirth amongst the delegates (and some rather predictable tub-thumping by the right-wing fruitcakes), but his words certainly seem to have the ring of truth to them. Of course, John Bolton (who openly calls for the destruction of the UN) had to retort:

"It's insulting. I have serious work to do and I am not going to respond to that speech. It is too bad President Chavez doesn't extend the same freedom of speech to the people of Venezuela.''

Aaaahh, Bolton cares about the Venezuelan people. They didn't care too much when they sponsored a military coup did they (as they have done so many times before)???