Sep 21, 2006

Smells Like Sulfur


I’m not really into politics and had never voted until the last election. (No, I didn’t vote for George Bush.) I couldn’t resist commenting on the latest political news…

Perhaps Venezula’s president, Hugo Chavez, needs to see an ear, nose, & throat doctor. I’m pretty sure that if the podium at the UN Security Council meeting smelled like sulfur, someone would’ve noticed before him. On the verge of Halloween, I have to admit I do find it amusing that Chavez accuses George W of being the devil. It takes some nerve to walk into a meeting held on US soil and accuse Bush of being a tyrant, dictator, a supporter of terrorism, and a threat to the human race. Yes, indeed, Chavez’ comments and approach were undignified and unbecoming of any country’s president. In his speech, he also said that the UN system has collapsed and is worthless. Yet... He’s trying to go after a seat on the UN Security Council. He wants to take away veto powers for the permanent members (US, Russia, China, Britain, France). Do we really want countries certain Middle East countries to gain more control in the world? Chavez also suggested the UN headquarters be moved from NY. Where do you think he wants the headquarters to be? LOL, you got it... Venezuela. I don’t agree with George W’s domestic/foreign policies or the way he goes about things, but c’mon Hugo... What are you thinking?

5 comments:

~Velda said...

I'm not american nor do I follow politics generally, but of course, no one could help but hear everything that happened yesterday, it was all over the news. It reminded me of high school girls fighting over a boy. Sticks and stones and all that.

Lisa said...

Chavez does need his head examined and not for just this issue. I'm sure he'd love the UN to move ot Venezuela, as long as he or his county doesn't have to pay for the move, etc.

Side note: Officially the UN stands on International soil and not US soil. It's just surrounded by New York City. It real fun to hop the ankle high fence yelling "Look I'm outside the US! And I don't need a passport to get back!"

hollyday said...

I don't agree with W's policies either, but I agree that Hugo was way out of line (and just "out there" in general LOL ;). If you want to be taken seriously on the world stage you need to express your opinions in a more rational manner and not resort to schoolyard tactics (name calling, etc.). Hmm, if the podium at the UN smells like sulfur I wonder what the White House smells like? ;)

happe hippee said...

Yet another reason to boycott Citgo/7-11.

:-)

Meari said...

Just read in today's (9/28) paper that 7-Eleven is dropping Venezuela-backed Citgo as its gasoline supplier. Part of the reason is due to the anti-American comments Chavez made.