It appears that Obama the Change Agent is developing a reputation as a “weakling”. I guess it sorta began with his decision to make his first presidential interview ever with Al-Arabiya television, and then there was his infamous G20 Summit bow (or was it a curtsy?) to the Muslim Prince of Saudi Arabia and now he’s giving a weak handshake to Hugo Chavez….the man that referred to “Dubya” as the Devil and could fill 2,000 pages with his slanderous commentary on the United States of America.
Here are some of Chavez’s anti-American blasts:
— “The U.S. has bombarded entire cities, used chemical weapons and napalm, killed women, children and thousands of soldiers. That’s terrorism.” (Sept. 25, 2005: Washington Post interview)
— The U.S. government under Bush is the “most savage, cruel and murderous empire that has existed in the history of the world.” (Aug. 8, 2005: Caracas youth rally)
— “Our real enemy is called the U.S. empire, and on Sunday, Dec. 2, we’re going to give another knockout to Bush, so no one forgets that is the battlefield.” (Dec. 1, 2007: election speech in Caracas)
— “Capitalism will lead to the destruction of humanity … (and America) is the devil that represents capitalism.” (August 2006: speech in Vietnam)
— American policy in the Mideast is “a policy of permanent aggression, of war, of terrorism by the U.S. empire. That’s the great guilty one, the great Satan, as they call it here.” (April 1, 2009: Tehran, Iran)
— “The imperialist, genocidal, fascist attitude of the U.S. president has no limits. I think Hitler would be like a suckling baby next to George W. Bush.” (Feb. 4, 2005: rally in Caracas)
— Chavez accused the U.S. and allies of lobbing “imperialist fire! Fascist fire! Murderous fire! … genocidal fire against the innocent people of Palestine and Lebanon by the Empire and Israel” during an address he made at the U.N. in September 2006.
— ”The axis of evil is Washington and its allies around the world, which go about threatening, invading and murdering. We [Chavez and Bolivian President Evo Morales] are forming the axis of good.” (Jan. 3, 2005: Caracas)
— “The United States brought the (Sept. 11) attacks upon itself, for their arrogant imperialist foreign policy.” (Sept. 12, 2001: Venezuelan TV)
— “The hypothesis that is gaining strength … is that it was the same U.S. imperial power that planned and carried out this terrible terrorist attack or act against its own people and against citizens of all over the world. Why? To justify the aggressions that immediately were unleashed on Afghanistan, on Iraq.” (Sept, 12. 2006: Caracas speech)
— “The devil came here yesterday,” Chavez said at the U.N. general assembly, referring to President Bush as he made the sign of the cross and accused the U.S. of “domination, exploitation and pillage of peoples of the world.” (Sept. 20, 2006: New York)
Obama’s spin to defend his trifecta of displaying weakness to world leaders was this: “It’s unlikely that as a consequence of me shaking hands or having a polite conversation with Mr. Chavez that we are endangering the strategic interests of the United States.”
I dunno…..this whole thing takes me back to the final days of the Presidential Campaign, before we bailed out Wallstreet and Corrupt Bankers, before the Bilderberg Group had annointed Tim Geithner to secure International Bankers trillionaire status once and for all…..back in the good ol’ days when the Terminator turned Predator turned Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger made a surprise appearance and said this about then Candidate Obama at a John McCain rally in Ohio……”I want to invite Sen. Obama, because he needs to do something about those skinny legs. We’re going to make him do some squats. And then we’re going to go and give him some biceps curls to beef up those scrawny little arms…..Obama needs to “put meat on his ideas.”
Barack Hussein Obama……President and Commander In Chief of the United States of America?