Hugo the Hypocrite

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007 4:24 pm by Neal

The good folks at Cox and Forkum alerted us to a Fox News story on our favorite South American dictator, Hugo Chavez. From the story, “Chavez to Kick Out Foreigners Critical of Him:”

President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that foreigners who publicly criticize him or his government while visiting Venezuela will be expelled from the country.

Chavez ordered officials to closely monitor statements made by international figures during their visits to Venezuela — and deport any outspoken critics.

“How long are we going to allow a person — from any country in the world — to come to our own house to say there’s a dictatorship here, that the president is a tyrant, and nobody does anything about it?” Chavez asked during his weekly television and radio program.

The Venezuelan leader’s statements came after Manuel Espino, the president of Mexico’s conservative ruling party, criticized Chavez during a recent pro-democracy forum in Caracas.

Government opponents argue Chavez — a close ally of Cuban leader Fidel Castro — is becoming increasingly authoritarian and cracking down on dissent as he steers oil-rich Venezuela toward what he calls “21st-century socialism.”

What a hypocrite! Chavez condemns people “from any country in the world — to come to our own house to say…that the president is a tyrant.” This is the same man who came to the United States — our house — last September 20 and made the following statements to the United Nations about our president:

“I think that the first people who should read this book are our brothers and sisters in the United States because their threat is in their own house. The devil is right at home. The devil, the devil himself is right in the house. And the devil came here yesterday. Yesterday the devil came here. Right here. (crosses himself) Right here. And it smells of sulfur still today.”

Hugo can dish it out, but he can’t take it.

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