Gray Flannel Dwarf

5/22/2005

Empanadistas?

In efforts to shed his image of a racist Christian fundamentalist who has spent his last few years bombing Muslim countries, GWB is evidently attempting to be seen as an equal-opportunity opportunist. That would explain why the FUD is being kicked up and this sort of rhetorical, propagandistic drivel by Douglas MacKinnon was published in the Houston Chronicle:

During a private meeting between Chavez and Khatami, I was told, Chavez made it known to the Iranian leader that he would like to “introduce nuclear elements into Venezuela.” My contact said “nuclear elements” meant “nuclear weapons.”

Of course, in reality, what Venezuela lacks in “nuclear elements” it more than makes up for in… oil, of course.

I swear… it’s feeling more and more like The Manchurian Candidate every day. It may be true that Chavez isn’t necessarily the best thing in the world for Venezuela right now, but to now link him in with nukes… this whole nuclear/WMD one trick pony is getting to be a tiresome ride.


cswiii @ 9:05 am