Friday, April 17, 2009

Looks Like Our Relationship With Venezuela Is Starting To Thaw

Obama Ready to Tell Chavez U.S., Venezuela Should Shelve 'Old Arguments'

MEXICO CITY -- There's nothing "on the schedule" when it comes to a possible meeting at the Summit of the Americas between President Obama and Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez, but the president's ready tell Chavez the two nations should put aside "old arguments."

With the summit beginning Friday, Dan Restrepo, the president's top Western Hemisphere adviser on the National Security Council, told FOX News Obama might cross paths with Chavez.

"A chance encounter if it occurs," Restrepo said, in describing such a meeting, before launching into what sounded like Obama's pre-planned pitch. "Let's put the animosities behind us. Let's not have old arguments.

"Let's not have tired ideological arguments. Let's get down to figuring out how we can advance things that are in our national interest. Things that matter to the United States that should matter to Venezuela. Putting the arguments and ideologies of the past aside and working on pragmatic solutions to real problems that face our countries today," he said.

Obama has no known "animosities" or "tired ideological arguments" with Chavez (he vowed to meet him without preconditions during the campaign). Restropo suggested the burden of improved relations could be on Chavez.


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This is touching. What preconditions could Obama possibly want to place on a renewed friendship with this nutty guy. It's not like Chavez was instrumental in manipulating the world oil markets last year leaving us with $4/gallon gas. He would never support terrorists that have killed people in Columbia for the last 4 decades. He certainly doesn't provide material support to drug lords.

This brings up one simple question. Are there any American-hating, terrorist supporting heads of state Obama does not plan to meet with?

7 comments:

mksviews said...

"....but the president's ready tell Chavez the two nations should put aside "old arguments.""

Doesn't he mean, say sorry and plead with Chavez to allow him some diary-time. Otherwise it would be so imperialist and arrogant of him, very unbecoming for an American leftist.

"...Obama might cross paths with Chavez."

The question is, will he bow?

"Obama has no known "animosities" or "tired ideological arguments" with Chavez"

Birds of a feather eh.

"Are there any American-hating, terrorist supporting heads of state Obama does not plan to meet with?"

Jimmah Carter is dying to know that as well Chuck.

Papa Frank said...

is there any that Obama won't bow down to? That's what I want to know.

Chuck said...

MK, Carter's his front man

Papa, I stand corrected

Flavor Country said...

[Are there any American-hating, terrorist supporting heads of state Obama does not plan to meet with?]

You mean like our long relationship with the Saudis?

We always form alliances when it benefits us. Saudi Arabi, Putting Saddam Hussein in power decades ago, funding Bin Laden's war with the Russians.

Nothing new Chuck, Venezuela and Cuba are little kittens compared to alliances we have formed over the years, what are you scared of now?

Chuck said...

Flavor, your assuming I have been a fan of our relationship with the Saudis. I have not and have been critical of Bush in this relationship (and Clinton, and Bush's father, and Reagan...). I fully agree that the Saud's are not our friend and would even call them a quiet enemy. Chavez really is not as benign as you say, the leverage his oil gives him is very significant.

DaBlade said...

Obama and Chavez are both stooges who hate America, so the fistbump, gangbang-style handshake they shared was no great surprize.

cube said...

The short answer to your question asking whether there are any American-hating, terrorist supporting heads of state Obama does not plan to meet with is...

NO.