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Thursday, March 08, 2007

BUSH VS. CHAVEZ (AND PERHAPS KIRCHNER, TOO)

On the eve of President Bush's weeklong visit to Latin America, where Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is welcoming him with a massive protest rally in Argentina, I asked Tom Shannon, the top U.S. official in charge of hemispheric affairs, how Bush will respond to Chávez's act of bravado. Shannon's short answer: Bush will ignore him. Read the column with my interview with Shannon here, and let us know what you think.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Mousqueton said...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

from: Paul Thørsen
PThorsen240@aol.com

åndèrs, I am glad somebody like Hugø Chavéz finally stands up to President Bush and challenges him about the lies he told about Iraq having WMD. I totally respect Chavéz for that.
But the other guy was right, Communism happens when a country hits rock bottom, when there is nowhere else to turn because things are so bad.
Venezuelans can choose whatever form of government they want.

10:23 PM  
Blogger auntie-auntie said...

Humour is a very good tool -and another good suggestion for our President to pack for his trip down South. Trouble is this Administration does nor show any enthusiasm for humour. And even more troubling is the fact that what goes around, comes around. Even a word like "administration" leaves our President open to all kinds of jokes (Katrina, the veterans' hospitals, rebuilding Iraq).

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andres
How good is to hear Shannon saying how difficult is for him to understand the Kirchner position!!!

Shannon doubts are sign of intelligence. With intelligence problems (and countries differences) can be solved.

I'd like to give my opinion about the Kichner position.

The argentine society is still recovering from their worst economical crisis.

We can still remember how Bush administration denied our country any assistance, meanwhile he was giving millons of dollars for Turkia and Pakistan, leaving Argentina (an extra NATO ally by those days) alone.

In the other side, Chavez gave us a great and unforgettable assitance.

George W. only give us a lesson. When you flint with the US enemy you are in a better position of negotiation, just like Pakistan and Turkia in 2001.

That's why Kircher is dancing with Chavez. It's not only pragmatism. It's what we learned.


Regards,

Ruben P.
Rosario - Argentina
rubpen@gmail.com

PS: Take it easy, Sen. Cristina Kirchner has NYC in her heart. US-Argentina relationship will be improved under her administration.

11:27 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

creo que a pesar que si , deberesponder con humor para ridiculizarlo. eso no debe ser una justificación para subestimar a Chavez. Chavez es peligroso muy peligroso, y sin duda se eternizara como Castro en el poder, ahora bien; esto es lamentable para nosotros los venezolanos, empero lo que se ve ahora en venezuela es fanatismo por un lado y, por el otro miedo, la solución es militar no electoral, en el país y, Esatdos Unidos tiene que ayudarnos con Cuba, que tiene a mercenarios aqui en venezuela. Como nos puede ayudar, sacando el clan castro militarmente.si no lo hace, Chavez y Castro le levantaran los pueblos a los gobernantes actuales mediante la demagogia populista.Gracias

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to read more in your columns and in the Herald generally about the people who are voting for Chavez, Morales, and others. I find the comments of expatriate Venezuelans that Chavez supporters are "just indios" less than helpful.

I would like to hear from these voters in their own words to the extent possible.

Who are the voters for Chavez, Morales, and other left candidates?
What do they want?
Why do they think that political participation will get them what they want?
Are there differences and similarities among them across national borders?
Does race play a role in their voting decisions?

J.F. Donnelly
Miami Beach

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