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Saturday, February 18, 2006

This ought to bring oil prices back up

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has apparently had about enough of idiots like Rummy and Condiliar badmouthing him and trying the old regime change number on him. He says he's prepared to cut off oil exports to the US. You've got to believe he is--Venezuela has been cultivating markets throughout Latin America and around the world.

The Bushies (so far mostly verbal) attacks on Chavez highlight their utter hypocrisy when it comes to oil. Whatever supposedly undemocratic steps Chavez may have taken in recent years, they pale in comparison to those in other US-backed oil suppliers like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Myanmar, Nigeria and Colombia, or taken by the Bushies themselves for that matter. Chavez threatens US economic imperialism in the western hemisphere. This is the only reason the Bushies want him gone. But Chavez can pull the plug on our economy, and just might do it.