Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Ah Hugo Chavez, the gift that just keeps giving. Now he's in the news for his sympathetic take on Carlos the Jackal, Robert Mugabe, and Idi Amin:

"They accuse him of being a terrorist, but Carlos really was a revolutionary fighter," Chávez said during a televised speech on Friday.

Chávez defended other leaders he said were wrongly branded "bad guys", including Mugabe and Ahmadinejad, a close ally who is due to visit Caracas this week during a South America tour.

He also said that Amin, whose regime is accused of killing 300,000 Ugandans in the 70s, may not have been so bad. "We thought he was a cannibal. I have doubts. I don't know, maybe he was a great nationalist, a patriot."


1 comment:

Tom said...

If John Wayne Gacy had been just a little smarter, he would've made some sort of political statement -- any sort will do. Then he, too, could have been rehabilitated by Chavez.