UN Endorses Anti-Imperialist Stance by Chavez
The Western media and bloggers think they are having a field day with the speech given by a clearly emboldened Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the UN. Most articles (932 at the moment) are concentrating on the "el diablo" phrase, which is quite a common expression in Latin America. More sophisticated, anti-international commentators are concentrating on the "sustained applause" - as supposed evidence of the UN's wickedness. The world disagrees with our President's policies of war, so we must further isolate ourselves and rattle sabers. Smart.
The amazing minutes-long applause by the worlds diplomats and leaders showed everyone that Chavez is not the extremist, like he said. It is the Bush Administration and US foreign policies that are extreme and domineering, unworthy of our great country. Chavez and Castro have such respect because they say things everyone else in the world knows but is afraid to say. But our wonderfully "free" press seems fit to focus on a few strong words, ignoring any semblence of the actual intellectual criticisms that generated so much applause.
Read the speech here and judge for yourself: